What do you think, Ape Hangers?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by LS614, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. LS614

    LS614 Active Member

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    I'm building a schwinn riverside MB with a chinagirl kit. I was wondering if it would look awkward or badass to put on ape hangers, and if it is badass, how high should I go. Thoughts, places recommended to buy them?
     
  2. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I say build it with apes if thats what You want..I think it will look pretty cool...the riverside has the rack on the back right??? Put em up high as You can reach with a springer fork.
    Cheers
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Go big or go home! ;)
     
  4. LS614

    LS614 Active Member

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    Thanks Guys! I'm low on cash now because of this, but maybe as a christmas present I'll buy myself the apes and a nice headlight to run off of my magneto!
     
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    kicking New Member

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    can ape hangers fish through the handel bar stem ok Ven ? on an mountain bike stem ? i was wondering about this .. mountain bike bars kill my back ,, and ape would be the way for me
     
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    beentryin New Member

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    i got some 22's and love them. make you sit up straighter.but there not as strong or will strip the neck easier.cant got bunny hopping curbs with these.its kick back and hold on
     
  7. LS614

    LS614 Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I won't be bunny hopping with mine since the riverside is a 7 speed cruiser
    I want to put on some apes so that I'm not hunched forward but at the same time they can't be so high that I'm over stretching. I'm a tall guy (6 feet even more or less) so would the 22s do it?
     
  8. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    ape hangers are notorious for lousy steering, and most states have height laws for motocycles. california actually has a law that states they can't be higher than your shoulders on a bicycle!

    it's all in how you ride, though. it's up to you.
     

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