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Step 5: Handle Bars

I wanted ergonomic bars so that my hands would not be twisted all the time, and my carpel tunnel syndrome would not hurt.. Note the forward holding position for leaning into the pedals. Weld them right in the jig.

The tubing:

7/8th " OD x .745" ID x .065" wall

with a small piece of 1" OD x .884" x .058" wall over the center of the tube to be clamped.

I had to gouge out a recess in the ply wood for the extreme thickness of the center tube. so that the whole thing would sit flat on the jig for tack welding.

<p>I wish I had one of these.</p>
<p>I wish some bicycle company like Sun bicycles would make them. But it takes years to get them interested in a new concept. Just look at ow long it took for the Extra-cycle. Now several company make them. Write them letters.</p><p>see more bicycles of the future here <a href="http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2011/08/ultimate-utility-bike.html" rel="nofollow">http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2011/08/ultimate-utility-bike.html</a></p><p>and ask these people how much they would charge to build one <a href="http://hpm.catoregon.org/" rel="nofollow">http://hpm.catoregon.org/</a></p><p>I would make them my self, but no one would be willing to pay $3000 for the parts and labor.</p>
<p>I could build the frame for about $800... I will have to do some math.</p>
<p>Looks like about $500 worth of parts plus labor and wheels etc.</p>

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