I currently have a Coker Handlebar with some areobars attached. I like the vertical adjustment and the areobars added significant length, but it needs to be longer.(can post pics later)
My problem is I cant figure out what to buy to make it longer and keep it adjustable.
The KH seems it would work great(with a longer post), but then I couldn’t get a more comfortable seat ever.
The Nimbus seems non adjustable, complicated and expensive. It also removes the possibility of rail type seat?
So I am looking for a way to get my bars further out with parts I can buy or scrounge off some bikes etc.(i.e. no welding or vframe stuff). Please let me know if I’ve misjudged anything.
You would need shims to get the different pieces to fit together.
When I had my PI Bar I considered making an extension for it using a Torker Brake Mount. I never got around to trying it, but it still seems like a good way to go, and similar to Terry’s in adjustability. It’s also under $6 on Amazon. The shim could cost you a few dollars more, but still not that much. It has a 25.4 clamp for the seatpost. To make it work with the PI bar you will also need a 22.2-25.4 shim. It would be adjustable by moving the Coker stem along the boom of the extension. Here’s a photo of the Torker mount:
Hey that looks great, especially the price! But, I don’t know how you would clamp an extender into it, and I can’t tell how much length it adds itself. But also, I don’t know where to find torker parts outside of the US, and I am currently in Germany…
Right so those are only 125mm, and I would want to be able to make it longer.
I did notice that Terry’s also doesn’t need a clamp for the extender… I’m not totally sure how those work, but do they just keep themselves tight in there when you twist them? If so,then I will try to find something like that.
The idea with the Torker piece is that you clamp it to your seatpost, and then use the stem on the PI Bar attached directly to it. So in effect you could move your handlebar 100+ mm’s further from your seatpost than it is currently.
The ControlTech stoker stem replaces your coker stem. it includes both the boom part and the part that clamps to the PI Bar.
If you could find an old frame made to fit a 25.4 (1") seatpost you could scavenge the toptube/seat cluster from it, and make your own boom. The advantage here being that you could make it as long as you wanted, and that a lot of old road bikes have a 25.4 top tube that the Coker stem will clamp onto without a shim. If you did it this way you could have it done with no cash out of pocket, but some time with a hacksaw.
So here is what I came up with based on what I could find near by. I know it’s probably not the most efficient solution, but it just required me to buy the one part off ebay.de, and it is totally adjustable. I am also able to get my arms on the pads which is really nice.