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    moustache bars for Cannondale Bad Boy or similar?

    I'm considering purchasing a Cannondale Bad Boy 8, Trek Soho 4.0 or similar (hybrid with alfine setup) but don't want flat bars. I like the nitto moustache bars but don't believe they will work on these bikes due to their size vs. size needed for the shifters/brakes and stem. Has anyone seen a moustache bar that fits the afline components?

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    I am debating making a similar purchase for my soon to be single speed Eddy Merckx old school Ti frame. I wanted to make it different so the moustache bars may beit. I hav eyet to buy or even see a pair. From what I have read everyone who uses them luv them..
    Let me know if you get a pair

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    Moustache bars usually come with a 25.4mm clamp diameter, and are to be used with road brake levers. If you want bar-mounted shifters, use bar-end shifters.

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    That's the catch. Bar end shifts (except with the hub bub adapter - which i don't like) don't work with the afline setup. I think I need a moustache bar that is mtb size to take the alfine shifters.

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    Maybe check out the Nitto Dove or Albatross (Al. or Cr-Mo) bars. All have 25.4mm clamp and 22.2mm (flat-bar/MTB standard) bar diameter. I've used the Dove bars and they look pretty similar to the Albatross but they're cheaper and don't accept bar-ends. They don't have the same feel as moustache bars.

    Nitto Dove: http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=16-123
    Nitto Albatross (Al.): http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=16-127
    Nitto Albatross (Cr-Mo): http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=16-122

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    Nitto moustache bars on my old Litespeed Classic with 8 speed Campy Record Ergos.


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    Assuming Alfine is mtb clamp size, I believe Nashbar is selling a steel moustache with mtb clamp diameters. But I could be mistaken. As stated above, there are Nitto bars with semi-moustache profiles built with mtb diameters. Be careful, though, as I suspect the actual "Moustache" is the only one that is comfortable to ride and clamp brake levers on the curve.

    On one makes a couple wide-profile drops that might answer, like the Midge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho View Post
    I believe Nashbar is selling a steel moustache with mtb clamp diameters. But I could be mistaken.
    Nashbar's moustache bars are under the ATB section, but have road-standard diameter.
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...B%20Handlebars

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    Good suggestions. I found the midge and like that one. Also led me to the Pompino frame and has me thinking I might be able to build a set up around that and the midge bars. thanks!

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