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Wrecking Crew Tramp I Handlebars

The shape of these handlebars is inspired by the legendary Tramp I, a Knucklehead drag bike built by S&S founder George Smith in the early Fifties. They feature distinctive, pulled-down tube ends. This feature helps so much when crouching down on the tanks during your quest for top speed. The selection includes handlebars for stock spiral grips thru 1948 and handlebers which feature straight 1” tubing on both ends so they will accept 1974-up grips and clamp type throttle controls.

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Bolt-on for stock 3.5 gal. or smaller gas tanks only. Larger gas tanks require fork stops and/or handlebars to be modified.
Inline vs. Offset

Inline vs. Offset

Classic Springer Forks are produced for different frame rakes.

  • In the beginning, both the main tubes and the steering stem were in the same plane. This is called "inline". The rake is 0°. Of this type were all 45” Springer forks 1936-1957 and all Big Twin forks 1936-1945.
  • From 1946 onwards the Big Twins had the neck angle increased to 30°. To maintain fork inclination and ground clearance, the steering stem was tilted to the rear by 3°. We call these forks Offset -3°, they were stock on 1946-1948 Big Twins.
  • When building a bike with ≥+8” extra long forks you don’t want the steering neck so high and inclined that the bike is difficult to steer. Therefore such forks are manufactured with a positive rake, i.e. the steering stem is inclined to the front by 3°. We call these forks Offset +3°.

The sketch shows the placement of the lateral tubes and steering stem seen from the drivers place. Now it is clear, too, why there have to be three different types of top trees or handlebars for Classich Springer forks.
Handlebar »Tramp I« by Wrecking Crew; for Inline Springer fork; steel, bare; measures in cm (rounded) according to drawing: B total width: 80 cm, H height: 3 cm, T depth: 20 cm; Europe
W&W# Picture net price* Available from warehouse Germany?
20-725 Wrecking Crew Tramp I Handlebars for 1935-1948 handlebar spirals; with 2 plungers $262.19 each
in stock
20-724 Wrecking Crew Tramp I Handlebars for 1974→ grips $242.77 each
in stock
* United States of America: Tax free shipping. Please check your local import fees.


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