Re: EMT conduit handlebars?
You can build anything out of anything- just about. My dad and I built a hang glider (1978, I was 16) out of sugar cane and clear plastic. We were supposed to use bamboo, but the only thing we could find at the time was sugar can rods that they used in rolls of carpet.
It was the flexible flyer, but started us on a life long love of flying, and flying things.