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How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Right , I finally got round to doing this yesterday . I got these Hoffman Love Handles from a member on here a while ago . They had been cut down an inch each side which is ok if you run brakeless , but there wasn`t enough room for a brake lever and a grip . I`m old and I like brakes so I need to put that inch each side back on ...
Here`s the bars as I got them





Ok , I need some 22.2 mm tubing . Somebody has left an old Fiesta wheelbrace round my house and it happens to be just right :


I want the bars to be strong so I need a sleeve to fit inside the bars and the repair . I found a tie rod from a VW Baywindow , the tubing is thick and it`s a nice tight fit :


So , here goes . Cut the wheelbrace ...


Put the piece of wheelbrace onto the sleeve ...


Here is my 2 pieces , I welded the ends up and cleaned them up a bit . I know I won`t be able to use grips with end plugs any more but hey , I`ve got my own endplugs now .


Right , this is how it is going to work :


Weld them on ...


Clean them up ...


There ! back to normal size !


Right , next project:



To be continued ...





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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 11:14 AM »
Nice work mate.  :daumenhoch:

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 12:09 PM »
Brilliant  :4_17_5:

Love threads like this  :daumenhoch:

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 12:33 PM »
Top Skill's fella  :daumenhoch:

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 12:38 PM »
Thankyou gents  :)

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 02:22 AM »
Great work  :daumenhoch:
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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 08:39 AM »
Cracking job that mate 👍🏼
It comes out of the ground!

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 11:32 AM »
 :daumenhoch:  can't beat a bit of home welding , like the plugged ends  :chin: :daumenhoch:, although i have noticed the lack of a decent bru in the benchtop shots   "nono"

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 10:55 PM »
Great work, and it's nice to see pics of how it's done. I had a set of Hutch pro racer bars extended using the same method. The work was so good you'd never know it had been done. Nice job  :4_17_5:

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 09:41 AM »
Top work  :4_17_5:

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 02:19 PM »
great bodging, making use of old scrap too even better

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 03:25 PM »
great bodging, making use of old scrap too even better
Yeah , I just hope she doesn`t get a puncture when she`s out in the Fiesta  ;D

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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 09:07 PM »
Super job. Wish I still had my welder and power tools so much scope for things to do.
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Re: How I fixed my cut down handlebars ...
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 10:31 PM »
great bodging, making use of old scrap too even better
Yeah , I just hope she doesn`t get a puncture when she`s out in the Fiesta  ;D

 ;D just whack some handlebars on the end for extra leverage  :daumenhoch:
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