Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6

    Handlebar Alignment Off?

    Just got my Carve SL 29, really enjoying the bike but am still waiting on other cogs, 20x32 is a bit too soft.

    When I took my bike into the LBS to change the grips, my mechanic noticed that the handlebars stem alignment is off. I attached some photos. So the 35cm should mark the middle but the photo shows that it is clearly off a little. Stock bars are 700mm.

    The photos are a bit blurry and hard to see but it is just to give an idea of how it was measured. I just hope it is the paint and has nothing to do with the bar itself.

    What do you guys think?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Handlebar Alignment Off?-pic-1.jpg  

    Handlebar Alignment Off?-pic-2.jpg  


  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,026

    .

    Don't need the measuring tape to see it is off center a bit: the setup indicator (red grid seen through the stem) seems off - at least on that photo.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6
    Are you comparing the grid from the red side markers? If that is the case, you right. I didn't notice that as well. I figure that the whole layout is off so I'll go with the measuring tape.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: propguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    121
    Center it up! Forget about the silk-screened grid, etc. It could have been applied off a little (made in China).

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    90
    i remember my first time using an alan wrench too.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6
    Confirmed! Yea, I measured the stem to the end of the bars and they measure 33cm both sides.

    Thanks!

  7. #7
    I Ride Bikes
    Reputation: Mazukea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2,711
    Quote Originally Posted by cj.29er View Post
    i remember my first time using an alan wrench too.
    not cool dude.

    Learn the proper name of a tool before trying to mock someone else.....otherwise you end up looking like one.

    Allen wrench.
    I like to hug trees at FULL SPEED!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    not cool dude.

    Learn the proper name of a tool before trying to mock someone else.....otherwise you end up looking like one.

    Allen wrench.
    Lulz! My bad. I've been drinking

    I agree, my comment was uncool. I suggested that the bar be adjusted and it turns out that it's already trued-up and the culprit is the off-center painted grid. I'm such an *******....

  9. #9
    reading comprehension wat
    Reputation: dv8xin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    329
    The stickers are not perfectly aligned at the factory for some cheap bars. I learned that too. Busting out the tape measure it the way to go if you demand symmetrical fit, but note that your body isn't symmetrical either and it can adapt.
    I like to jump to conclusions, oversimplify, gossip, and participate in popularity polls.

  10. #10
    I Ride Bikes
    Reputation: Mazukea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2,711
    Quote Originally Posted by cj.29er View Post
    Lulz! My bad. I've been drinking

    I agree, my comment was uncool. I suggested that the bar be adjusted and it turns out that it's already trued-up and the culprit is the off-center painted grid. I'm such an *******....

    haha!

    You're not an @ssH0le.
    I like to hug trees at FULL SPEED!

  11. #11
    Sheffield,South Yorkshire
    Reputation: ibbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    424
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    not cool dude.

    Learn the proper name of a tool before trying to mock someone else.....otherwise you end up looking like one.

    Allen wrench.
    Allen Key

Similar Threads

  1. Handlebar alignment markings....
    By natzx7 in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 12:49 PM
  2. KM Dropout Alignment
    By LBIkid in forum Surly
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-09-2012, 08:41 AM
  3. Frame Alignment?
    By Canadmos in forum Banshee Bikes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 10:09 AM
  4. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-15-2011, 05:33 AM
  5. What is good alignment?
    By markfarnsworth in forum Frame Building
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-19-2011, 06:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •