Reducing Weight on Arthritic Hands


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upright position electric bikes


Midlothian, TX
My favorite build is still my Trek Pure, 3pd, coaster brakes, front rime brakes with MXUS 1000W DD hub.
Hey Gang, way back in mid-70's I saw a guy that not only reversed his quill stem but installed a set of reversed 'butterfly' handlebars. He tilted them back so far that the grip ends were sticking almost straight up. Looked a lot like the tiller on a small boat. He just couldn't reach any kind of regular bar/grip combination. It did limit knee clearance a bit but worked for him. You could tilt the bar up a little depending on the grip angle. A shorter version of the 'butterfly' bars would probably be safer and might serve some rider's needs. Just something to add to your lines of thinking. Thanks, Alvin