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Old 11-29-17, 04:13 PM
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Handcrafted a "Saltafosso" handle

*(Maybe some of you already know it)*
There is an old stylish handle for bike called in italian "Saltafosso" (salta = jump , fosso= ditch) maybe because this kind of handle will help the ciclyst to carry the bike in those points were the terrain is not good.


I like the idea , and this will be also help me to move my secondary bike upstairs.
Sadly the italian price are awful (40€ for an ALU handle is too much for me , also from the international ebay will take a lot of time to delivery) so i decided today to make my own.

Here my own version made with an old belt.
(there is also my signature )


Whats your rate on my little handcrafting?
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Old 11-30-17, 09:45 PM
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thats very cool!!! i might make one myself!

I think this would fit better in the classic and vintage forum, and i think folks there would love it
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thats very cool!!! i might make one myself!

I think this would fit better in the classic and vintage forum, and i think folks there would love it
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Originally Posted by CrowSeph View Post
*(Maybe some of you already know it)*
There is an old stylish handle for bike called in italian "Saltafosso" (salta = jump , fosso= ditch) maybe because this kind of handle will help the ciclyst to carry the bike in those points were the terrain is not good.


I like the idea , and this will be also help me to move my secondary bike upstairs.
Sadly the italian price are awful (40€ for an ALU handle is too much for me , also from the international ebay will take a lot of time to delivery) so i decided today to make my own.

Here my own version made with an old belt.
(there is also my signature )


Whats your rate on my little handcrafting?
That is impressive.
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Very nice.
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We used to make these out of sash cord or similar rope.

You string it around the V a few times until you have some thickness, then spiral wind to tension it and form the handle.
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We used to make these out of sash cord or similar rope.

You string it around the V a few times until you have some thickness, then spiral wind to tension it and form the handle.
Interesting
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Sorry I never took a photo of mine from 40+ years ago. I went looking the net for something similar and failed there too.

However, it's not difficult at all, and if done carefully, ends up looking very sharp. While I said sash cord, I think we actually used something a bit larger, but of the same supple construction.
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Aliexpress has this for USD$ 10. Looks great and for us that we live in an apartment is such great help.
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Looks great and for us that we live in an apartment is such great help.
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Looks great. Fantastic idea!
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