Introduction: D.I.Y Bull Horns for Bike
After building up a classic 90s fixie, I needed some nice bull horn bars.Obviously the thought of dropping 50 knicker to buy some didn't occur to me.A lot o f things can be reused or upcycled to another purpose. When was younger we used to chop up 'drop bars' like in the 70s but they don't have the length.
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get lawnmower from shed, cut off top part of handle to length you require.N.B if you still wish to use lawnmower you can make a flat bar handle out of a pvc pipe or bamboo. drill 2 holes in it and you are in business.
you can get wrecked mowers from mower repair shop,dump shop, your mower.
put it on a stem, jobs done.
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I thought they were a great idea I too wanted bullhorns but did not want to pay the money. So I went to the junk yard and found a couple lawn mowers so I decided to buy the handle that looked exactly like yours. I cut them a little lower for the looks and that’s when I ran in to my first problem. The bar ends. The shape of the bar is a little off of being a perfect circle so I ended up breaking the plastic ones. I then found some old aluminum anti vibration ends meant for a motorcycle that fit great. Second challenge was my stem on a 1970 Raleigh record would not tighten on the bars since it’s so small. I am going to have to buy a riser of some sort or make one from the left over pipe but either way great idea and they look pretty sweet I just need to wrap mine. I will post what I did for the riser part and a pic of when they are done and installed on my bike great idea