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pcorbett
09-27-2009, 01:54 AM
I just answered a post about bars and thought I might put a post here where it could be found easier. This is old stuff but you can make your bars cool by extending them. You can extend them just shy of hand grips so that the weld can be covered or go wild and make them long. This can be a one of a kind custom set of bars.

This picture shows bars I made from a set of 20" girls bike (pink and white) and extended them so that the grips would cover the welds and making them 31" wide. The other bar above were a set of cruisier bars I bought that are 29" wide.
http://home.comcast.net/~ppcorbett/pwpimages/Camel%20Sex%20Change%20Project-11a.JPG

I went and painted them red
http://home.comcast.net/~ppcorbett/pwpimages/RedBars-01.jpg

.....and put them on this last week. This is not the bike they were intended for but I was in a pinch to get bars to work for this bike. I will take a pair of English bars and make a custom set for this Vista Swingbike.
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/Graylock_photos/9-20-09-Vista_NL-03.jpg

Take a shot at it and make some yourself.

Pete

sinner4
12-17-2010, 11:35 PM
Bump.

Another Set I have made. Found the chopped old MTB bars and mated them to some road bike bars
From these to
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/BikeBuilding/S5002829.jpg

To these

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/BikeBuilding/S5002856.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/BikeBuilding/S5002858.jpg

And several Ape Hangers
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/BikeBuilding/S5032264.jpg
http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/BikeBuilding/S5002326.jpg

And these, 3 sets total, an old old set of kids cruiser, straight mtb and the curved ends off a kids bmx bars.

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/wccollectorguy/Blue%20Angel%20Build/S5002867.jpg

AngleGrinder
03-20-2011, 02:42 AM
Old thread but I thought I might as well put some pics up.
:)




I made these a while back from the steering hoop off an old ride-on lawnmower.


http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/dirtyvinylpusher/BARS.jpg



Cut here and here and turn around
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/dirtyvinylpusher/BARSI.jpg




Welded on to a set of kiddies bike handlebars
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/dirtyvinylpusher/SCOOT.jpg




http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/dirtyvinylpusher/SCOOT00008.jpg





Handles off normal push-type lawn mowers can also easily be converted in to massive ape hangers the same way as I did there.


2151
I was going to put a motor on that scooter but it never got any further than those pics.




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redrkt
06-02-2012, 09:08 AM
ok now ya got me brainstorming again (which by the way the better half says is very dangerous)

Wrylock
03-10-2013, 09:16 PM
Nice! Well done sir!