Classic & Vintage - Vintage nitto bar help
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01-26-09, 02:56 PM
I've got an older nitto drop bar. It was originally placed on a mountain bike with cantilever brakes and dia compe royal levers. I like the bar but want to be certain it is a 26.0 clamp.
It fit really snug in the nitto Technomic stem. Does anybody remember nitto mountain bike bars? The drops are flared out really wide and the drops are nice and long.
01-26-09, 04:25 PM
Might be old Nitto Randonneur bars. Pics would help, though.
01-26-09, 04:42 PM
If it has a mild flare, it might be a Randonneur,
If it's really wide flare, you may have gotten very lucky and have a Dirt Drop bar. Was a drop bar designed for off road riding, rather cool, and hard to come by nowadays. There are copies though if you like the design. On One and Origin8 both make a version, though neither look as nice.
01-26-09, 07:08 PM
I think it is the dirt drop. I'd like to know if it is 26.0 clamp. I think it is. I'm not certain. There is no clicking sound when I hammer up the hills. I'm guessing it is 26.0
I guess I should put a 26.4 bar in and see what happens.
01-26-09, 07:37 PM
Here are a bunch of Nitto bars - current production:
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