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You need to check with the manufacturer of your bars (and the grips you're choosing), but in most cases its not a problem. As with all things carbon fiber, don't over tighten anything. Some manufacturers have specific grips which are marketed as carbon fiber friendly. For example, Easton's lock on grips are marketed as being friendly with carbon bars. ...


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I will await the recumbent version of MC2 bike. https://www.facebook.com/MC2bike I have been in contact with them. They are launching in Jan '05 and the recumbent form will be available in a subsequent version.


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By the time you get the bike looking similar to the latter, you'd be better off buying the latter. The fork controls part of the geometry and changing the fork will make it different. Also, you need access to tools for replacing the fork (lets leave aside the different types of headsets for now, since that is part of the aesthetic). Then, you need to buy a ...


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I have built a direct drive (geared) recumbent mostly according to Garnet's specifications. The centerpiece is a Pinion gearbox that conviniently has a lot of gears (needed for a recumbent) and an internal freewheel (Pinion still recommend an "extra" freewheel in the backwheel for normal bikes - probably because the chain otherwise would keep turning when ...


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If it appeared immediately after a repair then the following probably isn't the right diagnosis, but the symptoms sound like "Indexed Steering" ("Brinelling") described on this page.


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I'm not an expert by any means but I had the very same problem. I found that the forks were too tight. I'm not sure what the design of your bike is but on mine there's a large nut at the top of the neck just where the handlebar stem goes in. I loosened that a little and also the larger gripped fitting immediately below it which houses the ball bearings. ...


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In our neck of the woods we call that 'bum bars' as it's a recourse mostly taken by the poor or homeless who don't have the financial resources to outfit themselves with a bike that fits their riding style. Why not just post on Craigslist that you're interested in trading for a more upright comfort hybrid; no doubt someone in your area has a 'grandpa' ...


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Boiling water helped but hair spray was best


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The short answer is "yes" - you're free to experiment with re-orienting the bars. One issue with the bars pointing towards you (reverse of the first picture) is that if you crash, you could have the ends of the bars hit you (making the arrangement shown in the first picture possibly slightly preferable, though the rest of the post gives better options). ...


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It certainly can be done, just consider that the shape of bar's curvature may not be the same when reversed, causing akward grip or dificulty positioning the brake levers. Even if this is not the case, you will be left with only one hand position (This may not be an issue though, specially if the bike is repurposed as a commuter). I assume the OP is ...


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It has been done. The bar is mounting in the same place. You just need to unwrap the tape to the levers and turn the levers over and move them to the new position. You may need longer cables.


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This is a usual issue if the bearings in the steering tube are overtightened. Re-adjust the bearing (or take it back to the shop) and you're good to go.



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