I almost ordered some Midges and got to thinking maybe I could just shape some of the old bars I already have. I took an old pair of TTT Formas that I'll probably never use, I like Morphes on the road bike, and started bending and shaping them to a shape I like. I flared the ends and bent the hooks to get a shallow drop and an overall width of 58.5cm. So, my question is, are they safe? As I understand it bars are bent then heat treated. But Charlie Cunnungham used to have bars that I am pretty sure he shaped himself. I know he and Jaquie were (are?) running a different bar than the factory bent WTB Dirt Drop. BTW, I weigh 140 and these will be on my cross bike.