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Old 07-16-12, 12:12 PM   #1
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Vintage moustache handlebar options

Putting together a city/townie type rig and can't seem to find many handlebar options.

Basically, I'm looking for anything that isn't a traditional road drop type handlebar.

Trying to avoid going modern, what are my options?
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Old 07-16-12, 12:25 PM   #2
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You might like to take some North Road handlebars and flipping so they drop instead of rising. Looks really nice, and it's very comfortable and controllable. Someone recently reported here that that was their original orientation, so I hesitate to call it upside-down.
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Porteurs were always the slickest looking for me.
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Take a look at Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a variety of handlebars, including moustache.

For your convenience (I own a Riv bike, but no other affiliation): http://www.rivbike.com/Nitto-Handlebars-s/107.htm
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Well, how about a 1940/50's vintage Reynolds touring bar? HilaryStone.com has this on for $104. I've seen simular go off on eBay.uk for a bit more.

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I imagine you've already looked at the VO options? http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...andlebars.html

I've been pretty happy with the Porteur bars.
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You might like to take some North Road handlebars and flipping so they drop instead of rising. Looks really nice, and it's very comfortable and controllable. Someone recently reported here that that was their original orientation, so I hesitate to call it upside-down.
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Porteurs were always the slickest looking for me.
I have flipped North Roads on one bike and a set of Porteurs on another. I like them both. I especially like the reverse levers that I am using with the porteurs.
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Soma Fab has a condorina bar which looks neat. (Though I think the usual Italian spelling is with an "o" at the end.)

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Original Lauterwasser bars from the 30's are hard to find (and not cheap) but Soma now sells a "Lauterwasser" bar based on the old ones. It's wider, and has a different shape from the original, but is pretty cool looking, and comfortable:



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