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Handle bar attachments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004563D
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 16K

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Abstract

The present invention is a two-piece handlebar attachment that allows for the entire length of the cyclist's forearms to rest and give support to his upper body as he rides. The present handlebar system attaches right onto the bicycle's pre-existing handlebars and contains a curved portion that allows a comfortable fit to the contour of the cyclist's forearm to wrist to hand section.

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Handle bar attachments

There is a need for the cycling enthusiast to be as comfortable as possible during extended periods of riding. One way to accommodate cyclists is to make available handlebar extensions. Most designs are aimed at the professional cyclist, or for specialized areas of cycling, such as hill climbing. The present invention is an attempt to accommodate all levels of cyclists, from the leisurely weekend rider to the serious everyday trainer.

The present invention is a two-piece handlebar attachment that allows for the entire length of the cyclist's forearms to rest and give support to his upper body as he rides.

The present handlebar system attaches right onto the bicycle's pre-existing handlebars and contains a curved portion that allows a comfortable fit to the contour of the cyclist's forearm to wrist to hand section.

Figure 1 Handlebar attachments

Figure 1 shows handlebar attachments and includes pre-existing handlebars 100, a right-mounted bar extension 110 and a left-mounted bar extension 120.

Right-mounted handlebar extension 110 and left-mounted handlebar extension 120 mechanically fasten to pre-existing handlebars 100 and can be adjusted forward or backwards to fit the individual cyclists preference. A foam coating surrounds the majority of right-mounted bar extension 110 and left-mounted bar extension 120 to absorb sweat, prevent slippage, and comfortably fit any cyclist's forearms. Underneath the foam coating, right-mounted handlebar extension 110 and left-mounted handlebar extension are composed of conventional handlebar materials. In one example, the material is a chrome-alloy.