Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

Anyone else using bar ends this way?

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Anyone else using bar ends this way?

Old 10-17-19, 05:24 PM
  #26  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 10,675

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount, Salsa Timberjack, Diamondback Expert TG, Burley Samba

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1894 Post(s)
Liked 458 Times in 315 Posts
I thought about putting inboard bar ends or maybe tri bars on my MTB for commuting just because the flat bars only feel best when out of the saddle, elbows out. They are too straight for my wrists when just winching along. But then a Jones bar or its clones would be an overcorrection for my kind of riding on this bike. The SQLab 16 degree handlebars look good but not $90 good much less $190 carbon good. They also look like they have no straight section to mount stuff, a nice feature of the Salsa bar that came with the bike. I was thinking of only the straight ends to get a position like roadie hoods, the front hooks are just too far away.

In the end I've left it alone. My commute is short enough and has enough fun that it doesn't get annoying, and at 750 mm it's wide enough I can place my hands inboard and get a natural wrist position and narrower stance. Maybe if it ever becomes a bike packing rig, I'll revisit.
__________________
Genesis 49:16-17

Last edited by Darth Lefty; 10-17-19 at 06:00 PM.
Darth Lefty is offline  
Likes For Darth Lefty:
Old 10-17-19, 05:31 PM
  #27  
Lemond1985
Sophomore Member
 
Lemond1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2,341
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1411 Post(s)
Liked 742 Times in 463 Posts
Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cin...kAAOSweNpdkToQ

Lemond1985 is offline  
Old 10-18-19, 11:05 AM
  #28  
davei1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
davei1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: E Wa
Posts: 1,033

Bikes: Jones Plus LWB

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 403 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 72 Posts
Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cin...kAAOSweNpdkToQ

This is NEXT LEVEL!
davei1980 is offline  
Old 02-24-20, 05:13 PM
  #29  
HopHornbeam
Always Building
 
HopHornbeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: USA
Posts: 11

Bikes: 1995 Cannondale R800C, 1995 Trek 970 SHX, 1989 Blue Max Plateau EX, 1988 Schwinn High Sierra, 1986 Schwinn Sierra, 1992(?) KHS Montana Sport, 1999 Raleigh M80, and other parts and pieces that sometimes combine to make bicycles

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I went the other direction to get a similar effect to the original poster’s. I put bar end stubs on the bends of some bullhorn bars to get an extra flat bar position. I also like to ride with my palms at the junction of the bullhorns and bar ends for a more natural wrist angle (about halfway between 0 and 90 degrees).
HopHornbeam is offline  
Likes For HopHornbeam:
Old 02-25-20, 03:55 PM
  #30  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 38,778

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 467 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6308 Post(s)
Liked 840 Times in 550 Posts
I guess we could call them bar middles.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 02-26-20, 01:08 PM
  #31  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 24,849

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3710 Post(s)
Liked 826 Times in 578 Posts
Originally Posted by davei1980 View Post
Anyone else using bar ends this way? Points for creativity?? 🤔
not exactly but yes!

tried this "combo" for a while when I started commuting with an old MTB. then I got a hybrid bike, then finally a drop bar road bike. those bolt on drop bars were awkward cuz of the angle of the straight bars which really weren't straight. I also tried them on the hybrid but had the same issue. I liked the high bar ends for the multitude of positions, in particular resting my hands at the very top of them, especially when out of the saddle.



rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-27-20, 10:42 AM
  #32  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 10,675

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount, Salsa Timberjack, Diamondback Expert TG, Burley Samba

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1894 Post(s)
Liked 458 Times in 315 Posts
Flat bar frames are an inch or even two longer than drop bar frames. While I do want a more neutral wrist sometimes, I seldom find myself wanting more reach.
__________________
Genesis 49:16-17
Darth Lefty is offline  
Old 03-04-20, 11:47 PM
  #33  
abhishek_s
Junior Member
 
abhishek_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Bangalore, India
Posts: 11

Bikes: GT Avalanche Comp, 2019

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
davei1980 How is your inner bar ends setup working? I'm planning to do something similar as my existing 720mm flat bars on my GT Avalanche is literally a pain in the neck for rides above 1 hour
abhishek_s is offline  
Old 03-05-20, 04:29 AM
  #34  
abhishek_s
Junior Member
 
abhishek_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Bangalore, India
Posts: 11

Bikes: GT Avalanche Comp, 2019

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Yes.
These are long enough to give me 3 additional hand positions, and they can be adjusted also by rotating them around their longitudinal axis
Thanks for the info and subgrade . May I ask which bar ends are these? Most of the ones I've found online are fixed and have no rotate function.
abhishek_s is offline  
Old 03-05-20, 05:07 AM
  #35  
subgrade
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Rīga, Latvia
Posts: 621

Bikes: Focus Crater Lake

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 268 Post(s)
Liked 182 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by abhishek_s View Post
Thanks for the info and subgrade . May I ask which bar ends are these? Most of the ones I've found online are fixed and have no rotate function.
I don't know, I got them for an icecream from some random local guy on Facebook marketplace, and they had no writings on them.

These look very similar. try searching for 'adjustable bar ends', they aren't as ubiquitous as the fixed style, but can be found.
subgrade is offline  
Likes For subgrade:
Old 03-06-20, 03:29 PM
  #36  
Miele Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,367

Bikes: Miele Latina, Miele Suprema, Miele Uno SL, Miele MTB, Bianchi Model Unknown, Fiori Venezia, VeloSport Adamas AX

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 848 Post(s)
Liked 419 Times in 291 Posts
Yes, I've done that with long bar ends on a few MTBs. Now I just put on a dropbar, new brake levers and bare end shifters.

Cheers
Miele Man is offline  
Old 03-07-20, 03:38 PM
  #37  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 10,675

Bikes: Schwinn Paramount, Salsa Timberjack, Diamondback Expert TG, Burley Samba

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1894 Post(s)
Liked 458 Times in 315 Posts
Another option if you're feeling handy

Bi-planes are the future | Peter Verdone Designs

__________________
Genesis 49:16-17
Darth Lefty is offline  
Likes For Darth Lefty:
Old 03-16-20, 06:15 PM
  #38  
davei1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
davei1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: E Wa
Posts: 1,033

Bikes: Jones Plus LWB

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 403 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 72 Posts
Originally Posted by abhishek_s View Post
davei1980 How is your inner bar ends setup working? I'm planning to do something similar as my existing 720mm flat bars on my GT Avalanche is literally a pain in the neck for rides above 1 hour
Really well! the aero tuck position can be dialed in such that you're not uncomfortably hunched over; noticeable advantage in headwind also.
davei1980 is offline  
Old 05-25-20, 11:54 AM
  #39  
hermanchauw
Senior Member
 
hermanchauw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Singapore
Posts: 386

Bikes: Voodoo Hoodoo, Linus Libertine

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hermanchauw is offline  
Old 05-25-20, 12:19 PM
  #40  
davei1980
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
davei1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: E Wa
Posts: 1,033

Bikes: Jones Plus LWB

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 403 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 72 Posts
Originally Posted by hermanchauw View Post
yasss!!!
davei1980 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.