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#1 2009-12-15 12:04pm

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Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

???STICKY???
When selling bars I see people w/ their wives yardstick or their kids ruler laying in the picture positioned in a way that
means nothing,All the while thinking they have provided potential buyers w/ some useful info......http://yellowbullet.com/forum/images/smilies/102.gif

To measure correctly,Lay your bars on a flat surface front side down with the top of the "grip area" against a perpendicular surface.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/GSK_70/crbars2.jpg?t=1260906395

Then take your measuring weapon of choice,And butt the perpendicular surface with the measuring device.
Rise is the measurement between the top of your stem "clamping area" and the top of the "grip area".These are 5 3/4 " rise.
The "crossbar" has absolutely NOTHING to do with the rise........http://yellowbullet.com/forum/images/smilies/038.gif

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/GSK_70/crbars.jpg?t=1260907025

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#2 2009-12-15 12:08pm

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You sir, are the ruler of the smiley face thingy.

Good information, thanks for posting. cool


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#3 2009-12-15 12:08pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

very nice! about time someone chimed in on this!


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#4 2009-12-15 12:10pm

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That advice is going to save me from a lot of fumbling around and poor measurements. Thanks.


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#5 2009-12-15 12:13pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

Perfect!  I always see this done wrong.

This way you get the height / rise of the bar - as well as the crossbar.

All you need to add is the width - this should be a method for selling any kind of (non-standard) bar.


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#6 2009-12-15 12:50pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

the way it has always been done that i have seen in bike shops, magazines etc. is to measure from the center of the clamping area to the center of the grip area, like this:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/pjcruiser/bar_rise.gif

Dans Comp spells it out here:

http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?serve … r_faqs.htm


ultimately you should come up with the same measurement as the way Gary does it, i think.


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#7 2009-12-15 12:57pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

pjcruiser wrote:

the way it has always been done that i have seen in bike shops, magazines etc. is to measure from the center of the clamping area to the center of the grip area, like this:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/ … r_rise.gif

Dans Comp spells it out here:

http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?serve … r_faqs.htm


ultimately you should come up with the same measurement as the way Gary does it, i think.

Both will "net" the same dimension,My method does so w/o the need to find the center line of the grip/clamp area.http://yellowbullet.com/forum/images/smilies/115.gif


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#8 2009-12-15 2:10pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

Thank you!! I have been doing it like this all along but seemed like nobody else does. Thought I was a lil crazy...big_smile

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#9 2009-12-15 2:18pm

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redsknsr1 wrote:

Thank you!! I have been doing it like this all along but seemed like nobody else does. Thought I was a lil crazy...big_smile

Well...your still crazy, but at least you were correct!


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#10 2009-12-15 2:26pm

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jakester720 wrote:

redsknsr1 wrote:

Thank you!! I have been doing it like this all along but seemed like nobody else does. Thought I was a lil crazy...big_smile

Well...your still crazy, but at least you were correct!

True!


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#11 2009-12-15 2:34pm

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Nice to learn something new everyday around here!!! now how do i correctly measure tt length on a frame!!!

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#12 2009-12-15 3:19pm

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

Center of seat tube to center of head tube.This center to center b.s. stems from blue prints,as far as you know.


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#13 2009-12-15 3:50pm

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http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/pjcruiser/bike_geo.jpg


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#14 2009-12-15 4:31pm

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I have been doing it wrong the whole time. I thought it was center of cross bar to center of stem area. thanks for the info.

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#15 2009-12-15 4:35pm

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dude i feel like such a http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss22/gtlover702/000000000000000000.jpg ive been doing it all wrong i start from the very top to the bottom thanks for showing me big_smile


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#16 2009-12-16 8:59am

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

pjcruiser wrote:

the way it has always been done that i have seen in bike shops, magazines etc. is to measure from the center of the clamping area to the center of the grip area, like this:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/ … r_rise.gif

Dans Comp spells it out here:

http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?serve … r_faqs.htm


ultimately you should come up with the same measurement as the way Gary does it, i think.

It's center-to center.

Not top of the bar to the bottom of the bar.  roll


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#17 2009-12-16 9:05am

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stonie wrote:

pjcruiser wrote:

the way it has always been done that i have seen in bike shops, magazines etc. is to measure from the center of the clamping area to the center of the grip area, like this:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/ … r_rise.gif

Dans Comp spells it out here:

http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?serve … r_faqs.htm


ultimately you should come up with the same measurement as the way Gary does it, i think.

It's center-to center.

Not top of the bar to the bottom of the bar.  roll

As noted above...Center-to-center will "net" the same measurement as top-to-top which is EASIER to see/measure.http://yellowbullet.com/forum/images/smilies/021.gif

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#18 2009-12-16 9:13am

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

oops neutral  thanks for the info! lol


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#19 2009-12-16 9:15am

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I just whip it out and measure.  If it's over 28", though I gotta get my ruler out.

lol


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#20 2009-12-16 9:17am

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TODD74 wrote:

oops neutral  thanks for the info! lol

This is the type of thing I have time for while recovering from shoulder surgery http://yellowbullet.com/forum/images/smilies/024.gif

Glad I could help.

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#21 2009-12-16 9:31am

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It's 5 11/16" mad


















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#22 2009-12-16 9:33am

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

You may want to put a disclaimer that this method "mostly" works with Mid to New school junk.

JMC .VDC and many other OS companies used center to center of stem/cross bar area



JMC made 2 rise sizes. 6" and 8" By your logic, My 6" center of stem to center of cross bar  Fab and 8" DY bars would be 7 1/2" and 9 1/2" respectively and my Pro 9 3/4" rise Monkey bars would be 10 3/4" rise.



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#23 2009-12-16 9:43am

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

but GaryK's way makes it ez from a buyer - seller point of view, gives you a better ideal of what your getting.


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#24 2009-12-16 9:47am

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Re: Everyone look,How to measure handlebar rise "Tutorial"

Definitely, and I agree that center to center of stem/rise bar makes absolutely no sense  but when buying older bars, you need the seller to measure the way the factory did as to not mislead anyone.

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#25 2009-12-16 9:49am

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awesome,thanks!

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