RE: [CR]looking for custom handlebar bender...

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From: "Steve Birmingham" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]looking for custom handlebar bender...
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 22:31:13 -0400
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If the diameter of the tube and the radius of the bend are fairly normal, Some hydraulic shops can do the bending. I had the shop I used to work for bend the tube for the bars on my U.S. team pursuit bike- 1983, just barely on topic.

The tube is 1 inch, and it's about a 3inch radius. I also have a more correct set I'm working on in Aluminum. If the tube is metric, or 7/8, which can be done in a metric bendeer, check with Voss inc at 216-447-0898 to see if one of their distributors locally has a bender. For american sizes, a Parker hose shop may have the right bender. Expensive tools, but worth while if you make tube assemblies for a business. The Voss bender will do everything from 4 or 6 mm to 25 mm with a pretty tight radius.

If you have trouble finding someone locally, send me the specs, and I'll see if I can get it made for you.

Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma

im on the hunt for someone who is able to custom-bend a couple pair of steel handlebars - not full-blown drops, but just basic town bars, to a vintage pattern:

any suggestions?

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