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Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:03 pm

Any reason I shouldn't try this? Might have to pick up a few bits of steel to shim the bars... Want to get them a bit lower and I'm struggling to see why I shouldn't just flip them?
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby TimW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:31 pm

tres uncool lol :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:54 pm

TimW wrote:tres uncool lol :shock: :shock: :shock:

It's on the commuter, not Black Beauty :lol:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby TimW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:56 pm

Well thats ok then...........................................hang on no it's not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOl
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:09 pm

Some of us are too soft to handle 300kms a week without bludger bars! :x
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby TimW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:11 pm

Xplora wrote:Some of us are too soft to handle 300kms a week without bludger bars! :x

Noooo surely not, it can't be so, but there was a twinge of an admission there :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:39 pm

TimW wrote:
Xplora wrote:Some of us are too soft to handle 300kms a week without bludger bars! :x

Noooo surely not, it can't be so, but there was a twinge of an admission there :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby TimW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:49 pm

by jove i think i've got im!!!!!!!!! Lol :D
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:04 pm

You will soon fear the appearance of my head down, knicks up aero tuck! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby TimW » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:52 pm

The presentation of your blurta does nothing for me i am sorry ol son Lol :mrgreen:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:54 pm

Xplora wrote:You will soon fear the appearance of my head down, knicks up aero tuck! :evil: :evil: :evil:

Photo or it never happened :lol:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:54 pm

There is no way I'm going to get Shed help on this, is there? :lol:
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:26 pm

If you have the Race Lite Aero Clip-On Aerobar, that is the two separate bars.......yes you should be able to clip them on the underside of the handle bar, and fit the arm and hand rests back up the right way.

However it looks like you then would need extra padding on the arm rests to get your arms comfortably above the handle bar.

As far as I can tell the Race X lite Clip-on have the mounting bracket in one piece making it virtually impossible to fit to the underside of the handle bar.
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:06 pm

Shouldn't be any safety issues with this approach, then? Noice. I want to flip them as it's worth an inch, and that's going to save a new stem purchase!
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:04 pm

Why do things the hard way? Slam That Stem :P
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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby twizzle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Why do things the hard way? Slam That Stem :P
You did say your commuter bike?

I bet that voided the frame warranty.


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Re: Bontrager Tri bars upside down?

Postby Xplora » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:52 pm

Mulger bill wrote:You did say your commuter bike?

Like I said... I'm doing a LOT of kms to work, the bars just give another place to rest. It's really good training for maintaining the drops position as well.

I did tell the lads at the bike shop that I'd get a TT bike if it came with rackmounts :mrgreen:
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