Picture is from Jim’s thread, and you can see it’s a T-bar and two pegs.
I had an alum. plate drilled to fit the front four seat base bolts. Then a chunk of alum. 10 speed handlebar welded on as the lower curved piece, like you have, and then capped with a short T-bar. Onto this T-bar, I mounted a bike aerobar, instead of pegs, facing forward, and it makes for a nice handle for the coker. (see lower pic)
Looking at this latest handle of yours, you’ve essentially made the same T-bar Jim and I have, with two added horizontal pieces going from the T part to the seat. If you made one with just the T, couldn’t you replace those welded-on handles with bar ends? Or is that what you’d planned?
Seeing what you’ve done, I realize I could have a nice compact muni handle with just a set of rearward-pointing bar ends. I believe that T-shape is very versatile, offering many options for different kinds of riding.
Yeah, his design was some of the inspiration for me to create a new handlebar.
Ultimately adding a T slot in the front was my plan; I really want both things — an extendable handlebar in the front, and some backward facing bar ends pointing towards the seat. The ones close to the seat are great for steep hill climbs, while the forward extensions are great for long distance riding. But you have a GREAT point I didn’t think of; why not add in BOTH! I could have a small set of bar ends pointing backwards, and a set pointing forwards. That would give a lot more adjustment options. This would also allow adding in (or removing) the plastic handlebar depending on what one desires for a particular ride.
I’ll try welding that up as my next project. I really need a TIG welder so I can stick some alum together, but I don’t yet want to fork out the $1k to get a good one.