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why do so many people think ape hangers are great?
My 1980 had apes when I bought it, never ridden a bike with them before but they are not terrible. That's not to say they are all that good either but I've grown accustomed to them. That being said when I cobble together some mid-peg controls I am going to flat bars ASAFP.
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I think it is all personal preference regarding riding position. I have tried many different bars but always come back to apes. 12-16" max. I think the really tall ones look kinda silly. Once your hands are above your shoulders, I think your control of the bike becomes compromised. Of course, this is all just my personal opinion.
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