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While getting a wheel trued, I noticed a set of handlebars, way above all the others on display. They had to get a ladder to get them down. So now I have 2 sets, but this one is chrome, paint won't stick, and a lot of early bikes had steel bars. These are what I'll go with.

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I'll look like a circus bear riding it either way, but it has clearance. I give it a try and also maybe take a couple inches off each end of the bars.

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I've got back issues, so I can't ride crouched down, but I can go to uprights just by adjusting the stem and bars. I think it looks good that way, but that's just for testing, the bars go down for the finished product once I get a few more little things worked out.

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I've got back issues, so I can't ride crouched down, but I can go to uprights just by adjusting the stem and bars. I think it looks good that way, but that's just for testing, the bars go down for the finished product once I get a few more little things worked out.

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I like it better upright great job
 

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If you want to take down that 'chrome-y' look WC, you could use the duplicolor metalcast Smoke or Black chrome paint. It would give your crank , bars ; anything that's chrome an older look like aged nickle.

Here it is on my RaTsberry BuffeT ....

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All the parts were initially bright chrome.
 
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It's like the silvery paint they used instead of chrome in WW2. I've got a pair of handlebars from then that are waiting for the right bike.

I bought an extra pair of the new bars as they were cheap and painted them faux wood to match the rims. I still have to chop the ends off.

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If a new development works out, I'll have cork grips on wood (fake) bars, something like these but upright:

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I inquired about having a head badge made up. The town engraver quoted 60 bucks. I need plan B.
I wonder if I can just get a piece of brass or copper and do it myself with my dremel. It has a lot of little engraving attachments I know nothing about. Has anyone here made up their own head badges?

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I inquired about having a head badge made up. The town engraver quoted 60 bucks. I need plan B.
I wonder if I can just get a piece of brass or copper and do it myself with my dremel. It has a lot of little engraving attachments I know nothing about. Has anyone here made up their own head badges?

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Somewhere on the forum here a person did a tutorial on acid etching head badges.
 

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