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    Handlebar help

    For those of you who just ride for fun, here's my question. What type of handlebar do you prefer? I'm used to drop bars and find flat, non riser, bars uncomfortable. Is there a type of bar that's more swept back but not a drop bar available? My wife wants to start riding but hates drop bars. So I'm trying to convert an old road bike I have to more of a city type bike. Hope that's the correct terminology.
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    Do they make a bar that's swept back like that without the welded on bar ends? They look way too funky for my wife.
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    Moustache bars might be the ticket,
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200388
    Also the trekking bars are a possibility.
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200388
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    what about bull horns or bar chops?

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    I have moustache bars on my singlespeed--they might work for her. Mine are here: http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=16-028
    If they don't suit her mounted with the ends slanting downward, try turning them over. Rivendell'a Albatross or Dove bars also might work, on the same Web site.

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