Touring - butterfly bars.
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Ok, I am going to be biking across the country this summer, and I am looking for butterfly bars, I have a tractor (mountain bike), its what I've got.
I have bar extensions on it, and I was about to buy bigger ones, but I started looking around for butterfly bars, which is what I really want. How ever I can't seem to find any.
I just want something basic, but when ever I find one it is sold out, or out of stock, or gone.
I would really like a black pair, even though I'm gonna tape them so I guess it does not matter. any way if anyone knows where to find one that would be great.
05-12-10, 11:37 PM
I had no idea what a "butterly" bar was and had to look it up. You might have better luck searching for the more common "trekking handlebar" term.
silver, but if you are going to tape, oh well. pretty inexpensive as well.
05-14-10, 11:07 PM
search on the touring board for trekking bars. you will find hours worth of entertainment.
05-17-10, 10:07 AM
If you're really desperate, then get them shipped over from Europe, where they are plentiful - my local hardware store even carries some in its tiny bike section.
eric von zipper
05-17-10, 06:13 PM
bought mine from here: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handlebars/index.html
(along with a lot of other stuff)
05-17-10, 09:08 PM
I just got some and love 'em. A bit hard to get used to the "wide steering wheel" position, but so many hand choices! Of course 1/3rd of those choices are now taken up with a light, a mirror, a bell, etc., but I never did like drops, myself. I believe my LBS got them via the QBP catalog for my LHT build. They were inexpensive, too.
05-17-10, 09:32 PM
Another place that has them in stock right now.....
05-18-10, 05:34 AM
There is an ebay seller that also has them with a slightly different profile. I just bought a set that I am going to try on a new build. I have been using a set of Nashbar one's over the past 3 years and have really liked them. Time will tell which one works better.
The ebay item number is 350355670421 and the seller is crosslakesales.
I ordered Modolo Yuma Traveler from a European vendor: SJS Cycles. It was around $60 shipped and came in under one week. The American versions have weird geometry. Get a real European trekking bar (a.k.a. butterfly bar)
05-18-10, 12:06 PM
Nashbar has them every now and then except when you want them. I think I remember them being, $25?
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