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This is a discussion on Ratcheting handheld tubing bender within the Technical forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; All good points. In addition, handlebars need to be finished: chromed, powder coated, or at the very least catalytic spray plated (i.e., Cosmichrome). Just for ...

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    All good points. In addition, handlebars need to be finished: chromed, powder coated, or at the very least catalytic spray plated (i.e., Cosmichrome).

    Just for the record, the handlebar idea was Geeto's; I have no intention of trying to make money selling handlebars.

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    I am not suggestion you make money selling handlebars, I am suggestion you make your own to fit you. Remember most designs out there are a compromise, one size fits all - imagine if you could make a custom shaped bar just for you? your pull back specs, your rise, and then you could do it for every bike you owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DohcBikes View Post
    Build one set of bars that are perfectly symmetrical.
    What's my budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
    What's my budget?

    Are those benders freaking cool or what? That's how handlebars are made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    I am not suggestion you make money selling handlebars, I am suggestion you make your own to fit you. Remember most designs out there are a compromise, one size fits all - imagine if you could make a custom shaped bar just for you? your pull back specs, your rise, and then you could do it for every bike you owned.
    I dunno. There are an awful lot of different bends in the Flanders catalog. I am pretty sure I could find one I'd be happy with for just about any bike.

    http://www.sideroadcycles.com/Handle...g1-28-2011.pdf

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    I found a copy of an old Van-Tech catalog that contained this.
    I knew those old Van-Tech frames were spindly, but 3/4" .083 wall tubing? Wow, that'd have to be a flexy flyer! Maybe my new bender and I can go into the frame building business?

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    I would think .083' would be plenty strong and .095 the thickest I would go.
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    frames get most of their rigidity from the geometry, not the thickness of the material. Some of the more "interesting" frames I have seen in my life had tubes that could have been bent by hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    frames get most of their rigidity from the geometry, not the thickness of the material. Some of the more "interesting" frames I have seen in my life had tubes that could have been bent by hand
    Yeah, but that doesn't have a lot of triangulation. It's not exactly one of these...

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