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Old 08-15-09, 09:56 PM   #1
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modern road bike but want a vintage looking handle bar set up

any ideas...or better yet pics..

i picked up a road bike recently and want to do something more unique with it...
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Old 08-16-09, 12:43 AM   #2
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Can you fit a quill stem to it? If so, that would help to make it 'feel' retro. This forum is full of pics - take a look through the Classic and Vintage thread.
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Old 08-16-09, 01:54 AM   #3
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Get bars with a classic bend. Nitto makes some nice ones. They also make this:

http://store.somafab.com/nilust.html
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Nitto Noodle. Ambrosio, Performance sells a very similar one in alloy.

I'd say Cinelli, but then you're at a 26.4 clamp, most of the time.
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go for some dropped moustache bars
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Old 08-16-09, 03:16 PM   #6
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Hello steck. how do you want to make it look 'Vintage'? perhaps if you could post a pic and explain your desire better.

if you want to get a pre mid '80s look get some down tube shifters, non aero brake levers. (but look for late '80s Campagnolo ones that can be used aero/non aero they are a bit bigger and more comfortable) then get some nice 36h wheels with silver box section rims. tubolars would be even better. barend shifter would look cool too.
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I have a hipster wannabe (it has gears off a mtb but flat bar skinny bike on 700x23's) and I'm hating the flat bars. I'm liking the Mustach or Porteur bars. http://www.velo-orange.com/vopoha.html http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=412574 (click the picture and it will show up)
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Nitto Noodle. Ambrosio, Performance sells a very similar one in alloy.

I'd say Cinelli, but then you're at a 26.4 clamp, most of the time.
You can sometimes find Cinelli bar/stem combos on Ebay. Assuredly classic.
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go for some dropped moustache bars
yeah, thats what i'm thinking...some nice moustache bars will give it a unique look.


i guess i would have to change out the shifters and brakes levers ? or think of something clever.
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How retro do you want to go? How about 1960, with OEM track bars and Ambrosio adjustable-reach stem on a road bike?
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yeah, thats what i'm thinking...some nice moustache bars will give it a unique look.


i guess i would have to change out the shifters and brakes levers ? or think of something clever.
Road brake levers will work on moustache bars, although if you're keeping brifters, that could be weird.
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How retro do you want to go? How about 1960, with OEM track bars and Ambrosio adjustable-reach stem on a road bike?
well i want to get away from the traditional race bar...and into somthing different.. like even a riser mountain bar, or regular touring bar, like i see on the older schwinn varsity type bike...
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OH ok well what are you starting with? do you have pics? does you bike currently have 'brifters'? (brakelever/shifter combo) or down tube shifters? this could get difficult as brifters would be very hard to use on an a flat or Moutache type handlebar. so you may need to buy new shifters and brakelevers. but I think the moustahce bars would give the best 'vintage' look.

show us what your starting with. that will help us suggest what most economical and easiset to do
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yeah they are brifters...but one could get used to tapping down the brake lever, instead of to the side, no? !!


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show us what your starting with. that will help us suggest what most economical and easiset to do
sure - real close to this...nothing special but want something different..or i'll just CL it.

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It's an eBay item. It's made by Titan. I have a second chance offer, but it will cost me $65 plus Shipping from The Netherlands. I have another day to decide.
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does anyone still make those bars like Bridgestone used to use on the XO-1? they would look different. those and some barcons and some nice MTB levers
http://www.eandsweb.com/cgi-bin/bike...ridgestoneXO-1
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^^^Nitto moustaches are the same thing, they are still made by them.

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handl...html#moustache
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Is it that color? If so, you need the Cinelli Alter stem!



Then bars and grips like this?



Or a wrap on traditional bars like this:

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You need the 7/8" Nitto Moustache bars to use mountain levers. They're a little harder to find.
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