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    I want to see pics of bicyles with moustache bars

    I'm using a modified drop/moustache handlebar for the Bianchi build. I'm wondering how to position the brake levers so any pictures you all have showing such positioning I would be most appreciative. Your humble and sore from yestedays crash, Stringbreaker
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    Here's one example.

    May not be exactly what you had in mind....
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    Check out the ss/fg forum. There's a sticky of members' bikes. Also try www.fixedgeargallery.com/



    look here: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN


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    I have M-bars on my Fuji Touring. I also wondered where best to put the brake levers and went for the position my hands seem to want to be most often. I also found that a short riser stem made a good fit with the relatively long reach of the bars.

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    What brand of fenders are those, Neal?

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    No pics, but I've got my levers such that they are parallel to the hub axle. I'm contemplating moving them out just a touch, like Neal, but am worried that I might lose that super cool semi-aero hood position that makes m-bars so versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    What brand of fenders are those, Neal?

    -Kurt
    Those are Planet Bike Cascadia fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    Those are Planet Bike Cascadia fenders.
    Clear plastic coating then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Clear plastic coating then?

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    Silver-colored plastic; the glare of the sun makes them look metallic in that photo.

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    here's my lht. i've got a different stem on there now, and need yet another...
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    According to this, all but the blue Bridgestone above have the brake levers mounted way too far apart:

    http://www.stanford.edu/~dru/moustache.html

    I have mine mounted a little farther apart than 13cm because it brings the levers in a little closer. I also have them tipped down a bit because it feels more comfortable. There are no rules. You have to try different positions and ride the bike untaped until you find what suits you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    According to this, all but the blue Bridgestone above have the brake levers mounted way too far apart:

    http://www.stanford.edu/~dru/moustache.html

    I have mine mounted a little farther apart than 13cm because it brings the levers in a little closer. I also have them tipped down a bit because it feels more comfortable. There are no rules. You have to try different positions and ride the bike untaped until you find what suits you.
    Those drawings crack me up--I usually like to use more than three total fingers to do my braking!

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    I set up my brake levers up so that ends sit slightly shy of being in line with the swept back part of the bar.



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    m-bars

    here is the stock setup on the Bridgestone X-03 which uses mtb levers (dia-compe SS-4). Also, in the Bridgestone catalogue there is a reference to the spacing of the road levers on an X-01 and it is 12-13cm between the tips of the hoods and no higher than horizontal.
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    Moustache bars on my LHT...


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    Your LHT looks super classy. What kind of fenders are those?

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    damn antipodes! just how tall are you?!

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    Ok here is what I have give me some suggestions. Do they look about right? I thought they were pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by hxzero View Post
    Your LHT looks super classy. What kind of fenders are those?
    Same as on nlerner's Fuji Touring - Planet Bike Cascadia fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseskunk View Post
    damn antipodes! just how tall are you?!
    I'm 193cm/6'4". Yes, 62cm bikes do require some modifications to fit.
    N-1 is my long-term goal

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrors View Post
    ohmigod, what the hell is THAT? brake levers under the baar (at the ends, and MTB levers at that): Fine.

    but those abomination pretend hoods and half levers halfway along just look totally unnecessary and absolutely fugly.

    how do they help, cosmetically or practically? please convince me there's SOME reason for that.
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    What model bars are you using ? They appear to have a pretty deep drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
    ohmigod, what the hell is THAT? brake levers under the baar (at the ends, and MTB levers at that): Fine.

    but those abomination pretend hoods and half levers halfway along just look totally unnecessary and absolutely fugly.

    how do they help, cosmetically or practically? please convince me there's SOME reason for that.
    I don't know why you had to be so harsh, but

    The fake hoods and filed-off brake levers are so you can get another hand position resting your palms atop them. There's a link further up the page to a site about moustache bars and they have the brake levers there obviously, but the brake hood is used to get a hand position, and it also advises using the same vestigial hoods on the other side of the bar so that you can even get a narrower position closer to the stem, as there aren't any flats. This allows the moustache bar to have more hand positions than drop bars.

    Again, lighten up. I'm sure it's a comfortable setup for him.

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    +1. Lighten up.

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    m-bars

    ur acus, yes lighten up. The set shown is the stock configuration for the ,93 Bridgestone X-03, the '93 X-01 also shows with moustache bars but the 'dummy levers' are on the inside and it uses road levers. U should do a bit of research and also read the Bridgestone catalogues to find out more. I like to keep most of my bikes original.. And yes it is all about hand position. Don't knock it 'til ya try it.
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