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    Mary on her back

    Flipped my Mary bars and really like it cuz I am shorter. I can have my seat where I need it and can get great leverage from my bars when climbing. Let me know what you think. I am sure I am not the only one.
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    I know that bridge

    I rode mine on my Goat Route 29er until I put my Luv Handles on the bike and now they are on my WTR but I really liked them like that on the 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOG farmer
    Flipped my Mary bars and really like it cuz I am shorter. I can have my seat where I need it and can get great leverage from my bars when climbing. Let me know what you think. I am sure I am not the only one.
    Hog Farmer- You need to recheck your dish on the front wheel or double check to make sure the axle is seated all the way in the dropouts. the tire hugging the right fork leg

    Timbercomp- Just and observation but have you tried a zero rise stem or flipping your Thomson and running the bars right side up???

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    Timbercomp- Just and observation but have you tried a zero rise stem or flipping your Thomson and running the bars right side up???
    yep sure have, I tried the Marys upside down with 4 different stems of different rise and length, this just happened to be the one I took a pic of.

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    these look like the bars everyone was running in a picture I saw from the 70-80s in which singlespeeder where racing bikes on a oval dirt track like motos with their legs out holding the center of gravity in extreme turns. I liked the "cafe" style bars.

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    What frame is that, HOG farmer?

    In spring, I thought I might have to install the riser bar on my new SS trailbike upside down. In the end, just doing the "NOSWOHL" stem (upside down THOMSON) got my hands where I want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    What frame is that, HOG farmer?

    In spring, I thought I might have to install the riser bar on my new SS trailbike upside down. In the end, just doing the "NOSWOHL" stem (upside down THOMSON) got my hands where I want them.
    I think he Repainted a Fisher Rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    What frame is that, HOG farmer?

    In spring, I thought I might have to install the riser bar on my new SS trailbike upside down. In the end, just doing the "NOSWOHL" stem (upside down THOMSON) got my hands where I want them.
    Yep, it is an '06 Fisher Rig powder coated "Black Pearl" by Dupont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    Hog Farmer- You need to recheck your dish on the front wheel or double check to make sure the axle is seated all the way in the dropouts. the tire hugging the right fork leg

    Timbercomp- Just and observation but have you tried a zero rise stem or flipping your Thomson and running the bars right side up???

    Thanks Scooter, the dishometer I ordered is on back order, so I will have to wait to check the dish on my brand new I-9's. Actually, I did not seat the axle all the way just to see if anyone would notice. LOL. All kidding aside, thanks for your observation.

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    Similar Bars..

    Your bars look a lot like these - only these are right side up - and I agree - this type of bar is very comfotable and easy to reach.

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    back in the 50's & 60's we used to do the upside down thing with our cruiser or klunker bars.
    What is the width on the mary bars?
    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuggets
    back in the 50's & 60's we used to do the upside down thing with our cruiser or klunker bars.
    What is the width on the mary bars?
    I think they are around 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOG farmer
    I think they are around 26".
    Unless you trim them, which I did. I have both a set of Mary's and Space Bars which I run RWU on my single speeds.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    Unless you trim them, which I did. I have both a set of Mary's and Space Bars which I run RWU on my single speeds.
    Which, IMHO, defeats the purpose unless you are really short. I run the Marys for the unique shape and feel. It is like having bar-ends without having to have bar-ends. Leverage is the big advantage with these, and is key when SS'ing. Ride on.

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    I think I trimmed mine all of 3/4" on each side. I can still put a shifter on if needed and there's plenty of room for long grips. Initially I had them stock, but after dragging my bike down the road for a few miles(don't ask), one side was shorter than the other so I felt that I needed to even them out. When I bought the Space Bars I made them the same width for the sake of having both bikes feel identical. As for my height, at 5' 11" I'm guessing I'm taller than you so my bars are rotated to a position more friendly for my hands. I'm guessing so are yours.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    How much do the Mary's run? Where is the best place to buy a set? Trying to decide between the Mary, the Fubar, and the Luv Handles. I have a very sore wrist and hand and I need a bar that I hold like these. I also feel comfortable at around 25 -26". I hope one of these bars can help. I'm getting desperate. The ortho says the only problem I have is a poorly set wrist fracture that he can't fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuggets
    How much do the Mary's run? Where is the best place to buy a set? Trying to decide between the Mary, the Fubar, and the Luv Handles. I have a very sore wrist and hand and I need a bar that I hold like these. I also feel comfortable at around 25 -26". I hope one of these bars can help. I'm getting desperate. The ortho says the only problem I have is a poorly set wrist fracture that he can't fix it.
    Hey Larry,
    I bought mine at my LBS for around fifty US, but they are also available online. Bikeman has'em at
    http://www.bikeman.com/BTI-ON5116.html
    They also tell a little more about the bars too. They definitely helped my wrists.

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    Thanks HOGfarmer,
    I think this bar is just what the doctor ordered.

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    I think I trimmed mine all of 3/4" on each side. I can still put a shifter on if needed and there's plenty of room for long grips. Initially I had them stock, but after dragging my bike down the road for a few miles(don't ask), one side was shorter than the other so I felt that I needed to even them out. When I bought the Space Bars I made them the same width for the sake of having both bikes feel identical. As for my height, at 5' 11" I'm guessing I'm taller than you so my bars are rotated to a position more friendly for my hands. I'm guessing so are yours.
    Yeah, 3/4 in. is minimal. I have to ask though, (even though you said not to) what led up to you dragging your bike down the road?

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    3 years ago we only had one car. I needed to get to a race a couple of hours away so fabricated a rack on my motorcycle. It was so windy as I neared Lake Michigan I didn't notice when the bike came off the rack behind me. It had been dragging behind me long enough to remove a good inch off the bar and wear through the front tire and rim.

    Here's a couple of images from when I picked up the space bar. You'll notice the sweep is a little different from the Mary.
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    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Crazy story, glad no one got hurt. Better bike than body I guess. Is that a Fisher Rig as well? Like your headbadge..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOG farmer
    Crazy story, glad no one got hurt. Better bike than body I guess. Is that a Fisher Rig as well? Like your headbadge..

    Yup, that was my Rig. It broke two summers ago just before 24/9. It broke at the usual place...

    on the trail! Well, right at the weld above the top tube on the seat mast. GF warrantied it for a Ferrous.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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