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  • JimT
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    Originally posted by Zivit View Post
    Hi.
    This is plainest and chipest decision, that I was able to invent.
    The handle made from PP fittings, the tube is a piace of 22mm aluminium tube, although you may use common bicycle underseat tube. But in this case there will be impossible to install additional devices, like brake lever or bell ring.
    What is interest, I use this combination several years and find it more comfortabe and suitable, then many famous saddles and handle bars are.
    Zivit,
    Cool, I like simple and low cost. My first homemade unicycle had a saddle similar to yours. That was about 60 years ago.
    My current 36" unicycle has a homemade handlebar that cost about $3.00 (192.22 ₽ Russian Rubles).

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  • Zivit
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    Hi.
    This is plainest and chipest decision, that I was able to invent.
    The handle made from PP fittings, the tube is a piace of 22mm aluminium tube, although you may use common bicycle underseat tube. But in this case there will be impossible to install additional devices, like brake lever or bell ring.
    What is interest, I use this combination several years and find it more comfortabe and suitable, then many famous saddles and handle bars are.
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  • MrImpossible
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    Originally posted by napalm View Post
    With your new carbon bar, have you thought about flipping it over and increasing the angle on the stem? It might give you a more flat handle position out in front which you may find to be more comfortable.
    I did try that; it sort of works. At the maximum up angle, the handles are still tilted slightly downward, and are closer in. With just a little more up angle, and distance, it would be pretty good.

    It does seem to offer a little more crash resistance, since the bars will hit straight down, and the bumpers I put on the end will work better.

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  • napalm
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    @mr impossible- nice work on your handlebar set up. I like the clever use of the adjustable stem. With your new carbon bar, have you thought about flipping it over and increasing the angle on the stem? It might give you a more flat handle position out in front which you may find to be more comfortable.

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  • Mikefule
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    For a while, I used a squash ball as a bumper, rather than the tennis ball shown in a recent post.

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  • Mikefule
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    Originally posted by MrImpossible View Post
    I wish it were a few inches longer, but otherwise I like it.
    That's what she said.

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  • aj1500
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    that is a nice looking handlebar. I hope you can find a way to protect it.

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  • DrD
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    Originally posted by MrImpossible View Post
    Probably a bad idea to put something light and fragile on the front of a unicycle, but I couldn't resist this cool carbon fiber aerobar I saw on ebay for $25. It's from a Profile Lightning Stryke clip-on aerobar kit.

    I wish it were a few inches longer, but otherwise I like it. Still have to put some handlebar tape on the grip areas, and figure out a bumper so it *might* survive a crash.
    That looks very nice.

    I'm guessing it is most likely to break where the bar goes into the stem. If you could find a way of joining part your other bar onto this it would lengthen it and maybe stop it breaking there too. Getting a piece of tube the right diameter to go up inside the carbon and alloy tubes might be difficult though. If you got something a bit smaller some glassfibre/epoxy body filler might do to pad it out and bond the smaller tube inside though and strengthen everything up.

    I had a set of Profile Design carbon bar ends mounted on the underseat bars on a recumbent at one point -- I was pretty sick when I came off it and damaged those. I hope this setup lasts a while for you.

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  • MrImpossible
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    Originally posted by MrImpossible View Post
    I might swap the bar out for something that works better for 2-handed riding, but we'll see.
    Probably a bad idea to put something light and fragile on the front of a unicycle, but I couldn't resist this cool carbon fiber aerobar I saw on ebay for $25. It's from a Profile Lightning Stryke clip-on aerobar kit.

    I wish it were a few inches longer, but otherwise I like it. Still have to put some handlebar tape on the grip areas, and figure out a bumper so it *might* survive a crash.
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  • Eric aus Chemnitz
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    Originally posted by Siddhartha Valmont View Post
    I cannot wait to see your trick for a 2 hands setup
    Just cut the bar ( looks like seat post) 2 inches in front of the stem and put a cheap frame over it, clamped with a seatpost clamp. and there you are...

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  • JimT
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    Front Bumper

    I think that one thing missing on off the shelf or homemade handlebars is a dedicated front bumper. They will smack the ground or road sometimes and it make sense, just like a modern unicycle saddle to be prepared for the inevitable.

    On my daily rider I added a tough front bumper to protect the handle. It can slam into the pavement with great speed and force with no damage. On this one the tennis ball (with a little padding inside the ball) will hit the road well before the handle.



    I also made a larger one that serves as a bumper and tool carrier. I can carry all the tools I need including tire pump and patches.

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  • saskatchewanian
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    Elegant and simple. I like that, thanks for sharing

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  • Siddhartha Valmont
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    Nice job!
    I was thinking that there was something to do with bike stems for a custom bar and you just demonstrated that it is viable.

    I cannot wait to see your trick for a 2 hands setup

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  • lightbulbjim
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    I like your purple frame!

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