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Old 07-17-20, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Major bummer on the split leather tape. Will the new bars pack as well into the bag as the old bars?

Couple years ago I had a second floor motel room. While some people got their bikes up the stair way that had two 180 degree narrow turns, I decided to just fold my bike and carry it folded instead. And in the motel room a folded bike took a lot less room than a full size bike.

I should think about a seatpost collar like you used, on one of my bikes the seatpost is just a hair skinny and slips downward and a collar like that makes sense. I am often nervous I may snap the seatpost bolt because I have to tighten it so tight.
The bars will have to be rotated downward at the stem but then should fill the same profile as the flatbars. For further reduction it looks like loosening and sliding them inboard could shave at least 6-8 inches off the width.

That, along with removing the pedals and seat post/saddle (and putting in more inside the frame area) will make for a more compact travel size.
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