RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Running out of handlebar space. What to do?(8 posts)

Running out of handlebar space. What to do?Ken of Fresno
Dec 6, 2002 11:10 AM
Hi all,

I just got my new NiteRider Road Rat light set (it's not the brightest 10w light but for $54-hey). Now the space on the bars seems a bit too crowded. Have any of you ever used either one of these?




What have you people who are handy with a Dremel tool done?

Thanks,
Ken

PS
The NiteRider tail light kicks serious butt!!!
re: Running out of handlebar space. What to do?PatM
Dec 6, 2002 11:28 AM
I use the space grip(Nashbar $10) on my early morning bike, lets me fit computer,heart rate monitor and light. I like the design of the second one as well - who make that one ?
Overall I think its a good solution for all the gizmo's I like to have, its not that easy to take on and off. I took mine off when I raced, so I got a second bike to solve that problem ;^). You can take the just the "T" off but that leaves two nasty metal prongs sticking out, again not a good solution in a group ride or race.
The second one's called...Ken of Fresno
Dec 6, 2002 11:40 AM
the Phantom Handlebar Space Saver. It's on sale at Nashbar for $5.99 right now. I'm not sure if I would like the elevated mounts though. I think I'd like to keep my stuf at bar level. Also, it seems like the first one will allow me to mount the light in the dead center of the bars. That way the shift cables won't get in the way of the light.
The second one's called...PatM
Dec 6, 2002 11:50 AM
Yup, the space bar allows the light to be dead center, I have a polar 510 on the other side took me a while to get it so the 510 was lined up and at the right distance and would work all the time. I like wireless and all but its not as consistent as my wired computer.
re: have you tried to mount light upside down?cyclopathic
Dec 6, 2002 12:29 PM
I have 2 cateyes and aerobars, lotsa space
Why I bought a 50-cm handlebarcory
Dec 6, 2002 12:40 PM
I'm a Clydesale anyway, 6'4" with big hands, and last time I tuned my winter bike I put on a pair of cheap 50cm bars from Nashbar--$18.95, I think. They look cleaner (at least to me) than add-on brackets, and there's room for everything. I like the extra width so much I ordered a set in 48cm for my main road bike, which has only a computer on it.
It's weird how much comment they get, too--people who never noticed my bikes particularly (one 64cm, one an old 25-inch tourer) look at them with the new bars and say, "Man, that's a HUGE bike!"
re: ... if you've ever seen those cheapo aerobars at your LBS...Akirasho
Dec 6, 2002 1:01 PM
... they attach to your handlebars with a nice set of fittings that can be modified to expand your cockpit...



I've used a Moto tool to "customize" these fittings (along with sections of old MTB bars) for a multitude of mounts (lights, computers, HRMs).







http://psycle-therapy.great-ride.com/homemade_lighting_systems.htm

The nicest part of these mounts is their rock solid stability... lessening oscillation of stuff hanging out on the ends. I've purchased these mounts seperately on a few occasions, but local shops seem hard pressed to find them (even through QBP). I use them on several bikes... which makes swapping stuff around relatively easy (while not a quick disconnect design, it's fairly easy to install and remove with an allen wrench).

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Could use one of these:swvegg
Dec 6, 2002 3:02 PM
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=24742&CGRFNBR=595&CRPCGNBR=595&CI=1,225,485,595&TextMode=0

Only 10 bucks, just attach it to your stem and stick a computer or HRM on it. It fits my bulky Sports Insturments HRM mount even though it looks small. What's nice about it, is isn't big like those you posted, and you could use multiple ones if you wanted.