Originally Posted by Tad Bit Tipsy
I know why... your handlebars only take the weight of your arms, not the entire bike and you like the chain stay does. I wouldn't drill my chain stay for any reason, ever.
Yeah, I never have either, but I know many people here have and had great results from it. Doesn't matter to me either way. The rubber has done the trick, so far, for me.
And you are absolutely correct, the handlebars don't have much weight or torque to support. Even the accelerator handle doesn't have much on it, why does it need a stub in it? I have always broken or grinded them off anyway. I don't want to drill on my bars either.