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    Mustache Bar with EF50 Shifters?

    probably been asked. i did a search but couldn't find the answer.

    I love my commuter (a GF wingra) but the flat bar is actually uncomfortable. It has shimano EF50 brake/shifters and it would be so much easier if these would work on a mustache (like a simple swap out).


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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    probably been asked. i did a search but couldn't find the answer.

    I love my commuter (a GF wingra) but the flat bar is actually uncomfortable. It has shimano EF50 brake/shifters and it would be so much easier if these would work on a mustache (like a simple swap out).
    The "usual" mustache bar has a very short straight section that puts the brake lever in the wrong position. It ends up being a very long stretch to the brake. Also, they're usually larger in diameter to fit road brake levers and bar-end shifters (23.8mm vs. 22.2mm for straight handlebars. I think you want a North Road type handlebar. They're $10 to $60, depending on material and quality:
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    thanks ill look for some north road handlebars to try. I wonder if bullhorns would work too. i guess i could just put the brakes on the straight section. But then its just like having bar ends so whats the point right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    thanks ill look for some north road handlebars to try. I wonder if bullhorns would work too. i guess i could just put the brakes on the straight section. But then its just like having bar ends so whats the point right?
    Yep. Plus bullhorns tend to be "road" diameter again, so your brake/shifters won't fit them either.
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    I think somafab.com and veloorange have some bars that are mtn (22.2) diameters that your brakes will work with. I'm actually converting my wife's city bike and am about to put a grip shifter SRAM MDX on a soma sparrow bar.

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    And I will throw in my 2 cents for looking at a trekking/butterfly bar. I have been using one on a converted mountain bike for a few years and think it is great. Your shifters will swap right over. I also have a Bridgestone XO-2 with mustache bars that I road for more than 10 years and hands down think the trekking bars are better.

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    i think i found the bar i'm looking for: the mary bar!




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    I'm in love with my Delta Ergo bars. They look weird, but they're great.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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