Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Arc-Style Bar
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07-08-08, 01:51 AM
Does anyone know of any manufacturer that makes a similar style bar to SOMA's Noah's Arc bar?
Know where i can find/purchase this style of bar?
i know dimension makes one. i tired to order them 2- months ago but they were always out of stock.
07-08-08, 08:21 AM
Similar for half the price:
I bought one and it's nicer than I expected for the price.
07-08-08, 09:12 AM
Hsing Lung (HL) makes/made a pair. I believe that's what this guy (http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/july/2/ReynaldoTortoledo.htm) has, you could ask him.
Edit: Wait, here's (http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=HB2092) a pair.
07-08-08, 09:14 AM
yeah, i obviously realize where to buy the soma ones. but i was asking does anyone know a place selling a bar that's not soma. I've seen these around on a few bikes, and they seem to be made by different company (diff finish etc). The NYCB one looks pretty cool. I was looking for something with a fully smooth, curving shape, but on that bike it looks pretty good. Thanks for the lead. I'll see if i can hunt down a dimension bar as well.
I wasnt sure what this style of bar was called. And looking up arc bar all over, including ebay wasnt yielding the results i was hoping for.
07-08-08, 10:09 AM
Look for a bike shop that used to sell Bridgestone and see if they have any leftovers in their take-off bar bucket. Some of their lower end hybrids used to come with arc bars and I used to pick them up cheap from shops where an original owner swapped them out for something else. Might be a few years too late by now, though...
07-08-08, 10:39 AM
This is so brillant someone should make it a sticky!
Dimension makes a set, as mentioned. I have both.
The dimension bars are about half the price, but they have more of a kink in them compared to the continuous bend of the somas. The somas are noticeably lighter, slightly wider, and I think have more sweep.
I'd get the soma bar first, unless you're broke.
And don't chop them down!
yeah the problem is that i'd want to chop them down (when i was looking for arc bars) so i figured it would almost defeat the purpose of having the arc in the first place
07-08-08, 03:34 PM
Zacked, Thanks! that is what i was hoping for. some actual testimonial and some great photos to illustrate the point. You rule!
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