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Old 09-12-2017, 09:48 PM   #11
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #12
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I prefer bar tape, though it has its own weaknesses. Mine needs re-wrapping, but that's to be expected after some 10k miles as pictured. Bar bag's shoulder strap wrapped in the way it is to serve as a dummy cord in case the mount fails unexpectedly.
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Butterfly bar conversion on a LHT.

The setup has Bontrager cork tape, rubber hand grips, and the original bar end shifters re-mounted on the bars using Paul's thumbies. A new stem was installed to put the hand grips in the same fore/aft position as the original bars. The original road brake levers + hoods were replaced with MTB style brake levers. If new brake levers are needed, make sure they are designed to pull the proper amount of cable for the type of brakes installed on the bike.


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adjustable stem also nice addition for even more comfort setting potential.....
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:10 PM   #15
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Ordered a set from Amazon and ordered a new MTB 1 1/2" rise handlebar. In the meantime, my wife ordered another set of equipment to retrofit my Trek DS bike. This is good news as I can focus the Salsa Fargo as my MTB tourer and the Trek as my Road Tourer. I think I will put the butterfly on the Trek and see how that works and try the MTB handlebar on the Fargo. Will test them out and see how that works.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:07 AM   #16
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Handlebars are generally a good idea on tour; you'll get pretty tired of only having the stem to steer with otherwise.

FWIW, on the butterfly bars, I prefer cheap friction tape over the moderately padded bar tape for durability, and to blend it in with the cheap Bell ergonomic rubber grips at the "main" position.


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