Custom Bar/Stem

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
KWalker
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by KWalker

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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prendrefeu
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aftereffector
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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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by sigismond0

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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From Velo Zephyr. Zipp VukaSprint with an Enve stem.

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Berk
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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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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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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=236903569772479&l=fc5ad4d578

Made one at 217 grams, stiff and with invisible clamp.
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I'm pretty sure Nick Crumpton doesn't do that anymore.
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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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KB
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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.

BmanX
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by BmanX

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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by KB

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

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