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Old 11-01-10, 10:32 PM   #1
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Looking For: Shallow drop bar, 26mm clamp

I'm looking for a shallow drop bar (120 - 130mm) with a 26mm sleeve to fit a traditional quill stem. A relatively flat ramp would be cool, too. A rare thing maybe? Will welcome any recommends.

Last time I posted I had just crashed big time and multi-fractured my pelvis-- in mid July. Now back on the bike, can do about 30 miles before the damaged area get painful. Slowly getting it back.

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Old 11-02-10, 12:18 AM   #2
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Would this work?

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ound-bend.html
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Old 11-02-10, 03:39 AM   #3
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How shallow. For example Ritchey Biomax bars can be bought almost anywhere with a 26 center section and a drop of 130mm. There are bars that are even more shallow than this.
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Thanks for the ideas. I've tried the Ritchey anatomic bend and find it a little radical for my own comfort. The VeloOrange looks good with 125mm drop...the relatively long reach will necessitate a shorter stem extension but I don't spend much time on the bar tops. Worth trying. Thanks.

I like my quill stems for both their looks and easier fit.....but being definitely "classic", fewer bars now seem available.
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Back in the day this would've fit the bill.


*except you'd have to look for a 26...
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You could always shim a 32...............
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Salsa makes a set of drop bars and the model is called "short and shallow" I put a set on my wifes mixte and she loves them.
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Salsa makes a set of drop bars and the model is called "short and shallow" I put a set on my wifes mixte and she loves them.
I have Salsa Short and Shallow bars on my Casseroll and they are very comfortable, but not really shallow at 144mm drop.
These from Deda might do the trick.
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...ls.php?id=5119
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Deda 215 shallow has 135 drop. No compact bars have 26 clamp.

You might find a traditional bend shallow bar closer to 130. I don't know how they are measuring drop at Velo-Orange but that bar looks a lot deeper drop then 125. Try looking here:

http://ruedatropical.com/2009/03/roa...-bar-geometry/

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