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2017/05/20 14:26:22 (permalink)

Bent the 'bent bars?

Hello everyone.  In my crash last weekend, I did not notice that I may have bent my bars.  Are these something that I can pull off and straighten or am I looking to buy a new set for the bike?  Or, am I looking at another issue that I have not considered.
 
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    wesm
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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/20 16:35:55 (permalink)
    On further thought, I may have twisted the stem rather than the bars.  
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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/20 19:00:33 (permalink)
    wesm
    On further thought, I may have twisted the stem rather than the bars.  


    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/20 21:07:00 (permalink)
    Which part do I need to purchase?
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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/21 08:56:14 (permalink)
    I bent my bars on my Corsa a few years ago. It looked just like yours. Bacchetta has a replacement stem. Don't try to bend it at the stem as it will put too much pressure on the headset etc.
    If it was the actual handlebars, they can take a little bending. Any good size LBS has frame bending tools. They can gently bend the bars back in place with out any scrapes or marks.
    I have a bad right shoulder and purposely have the right bar end angled to lessen the weight on my arm etc.

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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/21 10:47:53 (permalink)
    Pretty sure it is the riser that is bent.  I will contact Bacchetta with the serial number and order a new one.  It will do for the trainer for the time being until a replacement comes.  Bummer.
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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/22 06:35:39 (permalink)
    But how would you know for sure? There must be some way to determine where the damage is. Looking at the scuff marks would give you a good idea where the forces were applied. Stem is aluminum and trying to bend it back would surely crack it.
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    Re: Bent the 'bent bars? 2017/05/22 07:02:21 (permalink)
    I am pretty sure that the pressure was applied to the bottom of the grip as the lock ring popped off on the road.  The bars appear normal but tilted to the left side while sitting on it.  I am nearly 100% it is the riser after looking at it this morning again.  Finally found the faint serial number and will contact Bacchetta for further info.
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