I am thinking of doing some slight bending on a handlebar with an EMT bender. I have bent miles of EMT so the skill to get the bend I want won't be a problem but preventing a kink might be as the bar is thinner than EMT. The crude picture shows approx what I want to do, I want to close the first bend out from the stem about 1" which will bring the hand grips a bit more forward and at the same time widen them a bit, both things that I want but could not find in a replacement bar. I thought I might pack them full of sand, but I also have my bending springs (see pic below) which I use for cold bending 1/2" and 3/4" PVC, just slip it inside and prevents kinks. I want to avoid heat since that will ruin the chrome finish. Anyone had luck bending them with an EMT bender, nothing radical, just an inch or so?