Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Originally Posted by runningDoc
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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