Introduction: Coat Hanger From Bike Handlebar
Simple as it sounds: a coat hanger made from a bullhorn bike handlebar.
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Step 1: Gather the Supplies
Note: the following measures are suitable for my bike stem length (mostly the distance between the two holes). Usually bike stems have a standard size, but I recommend to measure yours and make sure that everything fits.
You will need:
- a bullhorn bike handlebar
- a bike stem with a 3,5 cm / 1,4 in distance between the two holes (see the pics)
- a small rectangular piece of plywood (5,5 x 4,5 cm / 2,2 x 1,8 in)
- 2 screws (4,5 cm / 1,8 in or more)
- 2 wall plugs (3 cm / 1,2 in)
Needed tools are:
Step 2: Cut the Plywood
Take a plywood panel and cut a small rectangle of 5,5 x 4,5 cm / 2,2 x 1,8 in.
The stem should stay entirely within the area; make sure to leave some clearance between the screws and the edge of the rectangle.
Step 3: Drill the Wall and Insert the Plugs
Use a drill with a 5 mm bit (according to my 5 mm wall plugs diameter) to make two holes 3,5 cm / 1,4 in apart. Don't go deeper than 3 cm / 1,2 in.
With the hammer, push the plugs inside.
Step 4: Assemble Everything
Tighten the screws to attach the plywood to the stem and let them stick out just of a few millimeters.
Give the final strong tighten when every piece is in its place and the handlebar is in the desired angle.
Step 5: Done
You have built a coat hanger with a bicycle handlebar.
Let me know about your results / opinions / improvements below in the comments.