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    Bullhorn 50cm+?

    Yo

    Looking for some bullhorns, but I'm having serious issues with riding a bike with handlebars smaller than around 50cm in width, hence I'm looking for such.

    But luck has it, I can't locate anything, no less with 25,4/22,2 measurements.

    Am I looking for something that does not exist?
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    Perhaps some drops that I can cut myself, I don't mind. But the width and/or diameter seems to be an issue..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxdk View Post
    25,4/22,2 measurements.
    Those sound like the measurements for the clamp sizes.

    50cm seems really wide. How big are you?

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    who are you, the mountain?

    ive never seen bars bigger than 46
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    Lol, no I'm far from the mountain.. haha. But I've always ridden bikes with 50+ wide bars, so whenever I ride a bike with drops or the one I have now with the 44cm bullhorn I have as spare, I feel I loose all control of the bike. It feels twitchy and the leverage of the steering is gone, it feels like. Hence I run a 52cm flatbar at the moment.

    My stem is now with 25,4 clamp size, and my brakelever is 22.2. I notice many bullhorns are 26 or some variant. If it's so, so be it and I'll get a new lever and stem, but if I can find something that fits my current gear, I'd be a happy camper.

    Should I f*** it all and try the regular width?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared. View Post
    Those sound like the measurements for the clamp sizes.

    50cm seems really wide. How big are you?

    Clamp yes.

    I measure my shoulder width to be 45cm.
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    What are the "serious issues" that you are having?

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    50cm bullhorns having a 25.4mm clamp area would flex like al dente linguine.

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    You could always keep your flat bars and get some bar end grip extensions used for mountain bikes. Might give you that little extension you're looking for. Otherwise you could try the 44cm bullhorns again and give yourself time to get used to it.

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    If you're deadset on super wide go with a mtb bar and bar-ends. It isn't the same but it works nicely. I do like stubby bar ends on my SS Mtb
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    Yeah barends would solve it, functionally. But it looks odd in my vintage machine. I'd much prefer the real bullhorns.

    My serious issues with narrow bars are the feeling of a twitchy steering that I don't have leverage over. I feel very insecure on a bike with narrow bars, for instance any roadbike with drops. Hence I've always ridden with flat bars on my bikes.

    But maybe I should give it a try and ride it daily.
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    I always feel the same way after I spend a lot of time on my mountain bike. Then I readjust to the road bikes.

    I'm a tall guy some I always look out for wide bars. There are the widest drops available
    46m Grand Cru Course Handlebar- Classic Round Bend - Handlebars - Components
    48cm Nitto Noodle Handlebar

    This the Albastache, I have had my eye one it for some time. 55cm
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    You guys might have convinced me I'm looking for something I don't really want, hence it's not on the market.. haha.

    So, should I get something that fits my 25.4mm stem and accordingly the levers, or should I get 26mm bars and new levers? I'd say price is not an issue, but I'd be lying, but also I don't want a half-assed (can I say that??) solution, so whatever it takes.
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    forgot about stache bars, try those out theyre generally very wide and give you a lot of hand positions
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    Why not just a flat bar with bar ends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxdk View Post
    Yeah barends would solve it, functionally. But it looks odd in my vintage machine. I'd much prefer the real bullhorns.

    My serious issues with narrow bars are the feeling of a twitchy steering that I don't have leverage over. I feel very insecure on a bike with narrow bars, for instance any roadbike with drops. Hence I've always ridden with flat bars on my bikes.

    But maybe I should give it a try and ride it daily.
    I know what you mean. Very little bar movement = significant affect on steering. Wide bars slow that down. I don't like my hands in a position narrower than my shoulders, feels unnatural. Exactly like you, it feels twitchy.

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