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  1. Strip all the accessories from your old handlebars. (reflectors, mirrors, etc...)
    • Strip all the accessories from your old handlebars. (reflectors, mirrors, etc...)

    • Using a 3/8" Allen wrench, losen the nuts that hold the brake controls and gear shifters.

  2. Place an Allen wrench (size doesn't matter) under the bike grip
    • Place an Allen wrench (size doesn't matter) under the bike grip

    • Twist the grip back and forth while pulling on the Allen wrench to remove the grip.

    • Slide off the gear shifters.

    • Slide off the brake controls.

    • Loosen the central nut on the faceplate that connects the bars to the steering column. If the bars are secured by a faceplate with a detachable top, loosen the nuts on the faceplate and remove.

    • Lift the handlebars from the bike frame.

    • Move the bars until they're in the correct position for your stance. Tighten the faceplate nuts with a 3/8" Allen wrench to firmly secure the handlebars in place.

    • Sit on the bike and make final adjustments to the positioning of the brakes and gears.

Conclusion

To reinstall the handlebars, complete these steps in reverse order. If there is a problem with the alignment, return to the handlebar repair guide and repeat step 4.

Jon Ribera

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