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saintclair2703
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I've got these bars with a pull-back that is driving me nuts. I have to sit up too much because they come back too far.

1) Can I get away with "S" bars, or is something special (more period looking) supposed to go in there?

2) These risers have some kind of split; they are not the same is the solid risewrs from the 60's- and I can't get them apart to get the bars out. Is there a trick to this, or do i just need to buy a new set?

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R67 handlebar question

Forgot to say this is a 1952 plunger frame.
Somebody help me or I'm about to slash thousands off the value of this bike just to make it rideable!
Is there no love here? Somebody knows this.

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R67 handlebar question

Look at the handlebars listed on Vech's site. He has a photo showing most of them. I bought the smallest handlebar for my R51/3 and it puts me (5' 10") into a slight crouch, which I find much more comfortable than the US bars on my R60/2.

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Re: R67 handlebar question

"saintclair2703" wrote:

2) These risers have some kind of split; they are not the same is the solid risewrs from the 60's- and I can't get them apart to get the bars out. Is there a trick to this, or do i just need to buy a new set?

You should be able to drive a wedge into the split and open them up enough to get the bars out. Unfortunately, this process my crack the chrome and may leave some ogre marks. If they are in really good shape, I would try making a wedge with a piece of brass stock to minimize the damage.

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R67 handlebar question

Well, I just used some S bars and /2 risers I had lying around. Works quite well now.

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