ape hangers

Australian Slang
pl n motorcycle or bicycle handlebars so curved that the handles are above the level of the rider's shoulders

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • ape hangers — n. long steering handles on a bicycle or motorcycle. □ Who is that guy riding the bike with ape hangers? □ Aren’t ape hangers sort of dangerous? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ape hangers — A term coined at the height of the custom bike movement to describe tall handlebars that forced the rider to reach skyward to grasp the controls, making the rider adopt an ape like posture …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ape hangers — Slang. a pair of very high, angled handlebars on some customized motorcycles. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • ape hangers — noun Any handlebars on a motorcycle positioned higher than the riders shoulders. <! you must remember Easy Rider …   Wiktionary

  • Ape hangers — pl n motorcycle or bicycle handlebars so curved that the handles are above the level of the rider s shoulders …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • ape-hangers — n pl extra high handlebars for motorbikes or bicycles. The style was popularised by bikers in the USA in the 1950s, spread ing to Britain where rockers, greasers and schoolchildren had adopted the style and the term by about 1959 …   Contemporary slang

  • ape hangers — /ˈeɪp hæŋəz/ (say ayp hanguhz) plural noun Colloquial motorcycle or bicycle handlebars so curved that the handles are above the level of the rider s shoulders …   Australian English dictionary

  • ape hangers — Slang. a pair of very high, angled handlebars on some customized motorcycles. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Motorcycle handlebar — A right clip on handlebar with twist throttle control, brake lever, and ignition switches …   Wikipedia

  • Bicycle handlebar — Conventional drop handlebars with harlequin cloth tape wrapping …   Wikipedia

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