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 Post subject: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Who makes these aside from Calfee? I'm not sure I'm sold on theirs especially the integration for a computer mount and I have a custom project in the works and like the idea of trying a custom integrated option.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Predator (http://predatorcycling.com/product/the-major/)
Berk (duh)
Baum (here and here)
Appleman (http://applemanbicycles.com/applestem-handlebar/)
Crumpton (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickravatar/446911591/)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Appleman does a custom bar and stem like the Calfee design. I haven't seen one in person but it looks like he knows what he's doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Looks like some of these are just separate bars/stems fused together, which is sort of a "Why even bother?" thing to me. The Baum and Predator look promising though.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:03 pm 
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From Velo Zephyr. Zipp VukaSprint with an Enve stem.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:44 pm 
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Hi, here is a bar/stem combo that I made - 303g, withotut the cosmetic layer on the stem it would be around 295g.

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(as @prendrefeu wrote, I don't (yet) have a website, but there are some photos on this forum and on Facebook etc.)

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:09 am 
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Berk wrote:
Hi, here is a bar/stem combo that I made - 303g, withotut the cosmetic layer on the stem it would be around 295g.

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(as @prendrefeu wrote, I don't (yet) have a website, but there are some photos on this forum and on Facebook etc.)


Beautiful bar stem combo. I also looked at your facebook page. You are very talented. My son tried to start making carbon fiber parts for BMW. After a year It became a black hole for money without any parts to show for it. Great to see a successful craftsman and engineer.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:52 am 
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I make a Vukasprint bar stem setup. https://picasaweb.google.com/m/zoom?una ... Height=416


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:00 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=236903569772479&l=fc5ad4d578

Made one at 217 grams, stiff and with invisible clamp.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:57 pm 
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I'm pretty sure Nick Crumpton doesn't do that anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
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Nordischer Rahmenbau

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NoRa (Nordischer Rahmenbau) has reportedly stopped doing business recently. Website is still working, but from what I've heard they are no longer taking on new projects.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
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Great work guys, but that one of Berk's is a thing of beauty. I've had a few integrated bars, but none of them came near to that weight.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Bar/Stem
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:06 pm 
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My Rue bar/stem was that light but no where near as beautiful. I would love to get Berk to do a new bar/stem for me.

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I'm tempted as well. Berk, can we have more pics of the bars showing the curve?


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