Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-09, 07:08 AM   #1
cs1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
cs1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clev Oh
Bikes: Specialized, Schwinn
Posts: 6,682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
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.
cs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-09, 07:10 AM   #2
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,413
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 732 Post(s)
http://www.bikeman.com/content/view/1080/72/
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-09, 09:41 AM   #3
cs1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
cs1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clev Oh
Bikes: Specialized, Schwinn
Posts: 6,682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by late View Post
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.
cs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-09, 09:57 AM   #4
jtarver
Rumblefish
 
jtarver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin Texas
Bikes: 1973 Crescent Pepita Single Speed,1978 Raleigh Competition G.S.,1976 Raleigh Super Course MKII,1970's Motobecane Super Touring Fixed Gear, 1980's Denti Road Tech Five,Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo,1973 Atala Giro,Cheap MTB Tandem,Schwinn World Sport
Posts: 688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
jtarver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-09, 03:58 PM   #5
IbikezLA
Senior Member
 
IbikezLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what about bull horns or bar chops?
IbikezLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-09, 04:35 PM   #6
Velo Dog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
Bikes:
Posts: 3,802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Velo Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 PM.