OK i have tried a lot of bars over the years for city commuting. Bullhorns come close, if they are narrow enough, but I really don't like the stretched-forward position as a way to get low--I need drops.
My old '80s Cinelli bars come pretty close to perfect, but A.) the drop is a little too deep and B.) 26.4mm clamp diameter does not fly with threadless stems I have found. Another "almost right" is the Nitto 135 Randonneur bars--120mm drop is great, but they are too wide (45cm). Also the tops slope what feels like the wrong way to me.
I also tried out some Deda shallow drops, but I couldn't shell out $100 for not quite shallow enough (135mm drop) bars with grooves on the top.
So I apologize for coming off so damn picky, but can anyone point me to a bar that fits the following criteria:
* under 130mm drop
* 40cm or under width
* no "ergo" bumps or grooves (or at least, only one, inner, groove)
* ideally 26.0mm clamp diam., 25.4 could work too
or hey, if you know where I could get some fabricated, post that too... thanks!!!
P.S. I have searched the forums and all the bike sites I know obsessively, this is kind of a last resort