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Offline Charles Storer

2 stem configuration
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:30:40 pm »
I have seen several touring bikes with a two stem setup, one above another. The top stem mounts the handlebars and the lower stem mounts a 12" straight bar that has the handlebar bag ount and/or light mounted.  Does anyone know a source for the lower 12" straight bar  or if anyone makes a special purpose stem that takes up less space on the fork tube?

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: 2 stem configuration
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 11:20:03 pm »
SJS Cycles (England); for example:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/thorn-accessory-bar-t-shaped-105-mm-extension-0-deg-prod11040/

Good people to deal with, and the accessory bar holds an Ortlieb bag bar with no problems, at least so far.  Be warned, shipping costs as much as the bar -- you're getting it from overseas, after all!

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Offline DaveB

Re: 2 stem configuration
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 10:24:22 am »
I think you could make the 12" auxiliary bar cheaply from a surplus straight bar and a hacksaw.  Try your LBS for the lowest cost bar they have or ask if they have a take-off bar they would sell at little to no cost.   Bike co-ops should have a whole bin of suitable starting material at nearly no cost.