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    "V" Handlebars: is there a name for them?

    Here's the thing: I custom built my own bike. I got the handle bars from a shop who happened to have a set off a kids bike: Apart from the cross-section attaching it to front of the frame they flare out like a 'v' straight. Then my bike was stolen. Now I'm trying to rebuild and replace what was stolen only I don't know what to call the handle bars or where to look for them. Has anyone ever seen handle bars like this?

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    you mean like some bullmoose style handlebars, ala old mtn bikes (there's new versions out now though)? or some like you might find on a lowrider?
    "V" Handlebars: is there a name for them?-bullmoose-bars.jpg"V" Handlebars: is there a name for them?-bullmoose-001.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by turak View Post
    Has anyone ever seen handle bars like this?
    I think I saw a kid with a set of these the other day, those bars must be really special. Wonder why they haven't caught on.

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    If it was in Montreal you saw my bike. It was stolen by a kid

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerp View Post
    I think I saw a kid with a set of these the other day, those bars must be really special. Wonder why they haven't caught on.
    Where did you see it?

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    No These handle bars are almost no bend

    The ones that were stolen from me were almost likea "U" except the the two sides flare out at an angle more like a "V" than a "U" ; Understand?

    They go straight up; That's why I call them "V": handle bars because the angle of a "V" is the angle which they flare out Take the horizontal part : shorten it to only 1 ft: 5-8 inches on each side of the center and add it to a "V" and that's my handlebars

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    Quote Originally Posted by turak View Post
    Where did you see it?
    Wasn't Montreal
    To make sure please draw and post a pic of what your bars looked like.

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    "V" Handlebars: is there a name for them?-save0033.jpgThis what my bike looked like: with the brakes in front and double mirrors

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    Can you add the brakes and mirrors to the picture?

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    They dont look exactly like your picture but here you go.

    VO Belleville Handlebar - Handlebars - Components

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    What is this? An artist competition? Here'"V" Handlebars: is there a name for them?-save0034.jpgs another sketch
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    Not even close: I'll have to have them custom made dammit.

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    The point is the mirrors are almost exactly eye level: you can see behind you without losing sight of what's in front of you: no blind spots, no accidents. You ride standing straight up: NO bending of your spine at all. This allows you to use your upper body for power up a hill. Using the handlebars as leverage anyone can do a wheelyfrom a standing start: that's how much extra leverage and power the handlebars give you. You also avoid back problems which many people suffer from by not bending over. I'm the only one who drives a bike this way and it was stolen from me because the design is too original and too intelligent.

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    duh - just finished reading the thread and see he did what I suggested - a drawing! Check out websites like Harris Cyclery, Benscycle.com, etc. - they often have the more unusual handlebars.

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    Also... the brakes are in front not in back of the bars: this means you fall on the brakes in an emergency, not pull on the brakes. This means the faster you're going, the faster you can brake making braking safer. You don't even have to grip the handlebars while driving: you grip the brake handles. This means you're ready to apply brakes all the time and there is no reaction time between being aware of danger and braking. You just lean forward and your body weight does the rest. Of course you can grip the handlebars and apply the brakes the normal way also. The seat is an extra wide seat taken from a tricycle and it is comfy and doesn't drive up your assbone and leave you sore no matter how many hours you're biking. I hate those stupid modern seats. Any more questions?

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    The bike was stolen: I never took a picture of it:

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    Dude, don't take this wrong but you're probably lucky that the bike was stolen.

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    Is there any other way to take your post? I should steal your bikes and tell you how lucky you are to have no transportation. Where do you live?

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    No. You didn't look at my sketch or read my description

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    Quote Originally Posted by turak View Post
    Is there any other way to take your post? I should steal your bikes and tell you how lucky you are to have no transportation. Where do you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turak View Post
    The seat is an extra wide seat taken from a tricycle and it is comfy and doesn't drive up your assbone and leave you sore no matter how many hours you're biking. I hate those stupid modern seats. Any more questions?
    Yes,

    Dan a get a picture drawn of the seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
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    Dan a get a picture drawn of the seat?
    BwaaaHaaaaHaaaa

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    Is this anything like what you're talking about, for instance if the curled part was cut off? I would think you could modify these to accomplish what you've drawn.



    Search for "ram's horn handlebars"

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    If you uncurl the handlebar in the big picture so the straight part is 8 inches longer you'd have what I'm looking for

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