Handlebar width

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by gazza81, 5 Feb 2019.

  1. Just for you..................... ^_^

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  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Looks like a nippy commuter. At least it's got brakes. Did you build that yourself?
     
  3. It's the Pinarello 'Only The Brave' model, I changed the wheels, the handlebars and the chain, apart from that, it's standard
     
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Standard? There's not much of it left! We used to own an ex-MOD Land Rover 90 and judging from the service record the only original parts left were the engine and the chassis.
     
  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Did well to keep the original engine, those squaddies are not known for looking after such things!
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
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    580mm now, still feel wide haha
     
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  7. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Yes, I would live with them a while before cbopping. My exped bike came with very wide bars and I almost asked the bike shop to chop them. But I came to like them very soon. Mind you that bike often hauls a lot of weight.
    Nevertheless, wait a while before cutting.
     
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    You are 100mm too late with that post! :okay:

     
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  9. Threevok

    Threevok Junior Member (Trainee)

    Location:
    South Wales
    Hacksaws and bare feet

    It's a winning combination :laugh:
     
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  10. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Ha, ta, that will teach me to scan/jump ahead in threads ;)
     
  11. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I hacksawed about an inch off the bars i got for wifes Allez conversion. Spot on now and took 5 mins. Will do same on my mtb as changing twist grips to Shimano XT shifters. Nothing beats a bit of tinkering eh?
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Just back from a ride, the new grips made such a difference, standing hill climing easier and just to have a change of grip, defo a good buy.

    Like the bar width too will stick with 580 for a while now, any shorter will be hard to mount my phone on the bars too haha 20190210_133434.jpg
     
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