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    Measuring handlebar size

    When measuring the width of your handlebars do you measure from the inside-inside or outside-outside?

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    Center of the round bar to the center of the round bar on the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbevo View Post
    When measuring the width of your handlebars do you measure from the inside-inside or outside-outside?

    depends on the company....but i believe c-c is most common .

    ed rader

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    And some don't measure at the bar end, and the bars are flared, so the bar ends are wider than the bar width...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    depends on the company....but i believe c-c is most common .

    ed rader
    Various makers specify it differently with some as c-c and others as o-o. Some of the mail-order catalogs even state which bars are specified which way. BTW, as a good rule of thumb a c-c bar will be 2 cm wider than the same dimension o-o. For example, a 42 cm c-c bar will measure about the same as a 44 cm bar stated o-o.

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