I copied this handlebar from Jon Thompson, who made some in this fashion for fixies (http://tomobikes.co.uk). As such he made them quite narrow, ideal for London traffic, but maybe not ideal for hillier northern roads. His idea was that the design of most handlebars is not really anatomical and setting the handgrips at a more natural angle may be more comfortable. It also struck me that apart from being a simple design to make I may be able to accommodate some integrated lights so I decided to make my own version for my upcoming fixed wheel frame. This is in fact a project I have had on the go for some time. Realising the angle of the bars may not be exactly the same for everyone, or indeed exactly the same on both sides, I decided to start with a variable handlebar to establish the best position for me.
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