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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-20-06, 12:17 PM   #1
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Need to find a specific type of drop bar

I have the Salsa Bell Lap, and it doesn't work for me. I want a replacement, and here's what I need:

- Oversize (31.8)
- Available in 48cm (ideally) or 46cm wide
- Flat 'ramp' behind the hoods, so I have a relatively horizontal hand position when I'm riding on the hoods
- Does NOT have those ergo 'bumps'... the flat, angled ergo style might work, as long as the 'tails' of the drops are long and flat enough for me to grab while standing on the pedals and hammering
- Black

The Nitto Noodle would be perfect, if it were oversized.

The Deda Elementi Newton seems good - the top is relatively flat, and even comes in an old-school 'Belgian' style that has a perfect drop curve, but it's over $100. Does anyone know cheaper alternatives?
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Old 10-20-06, 10:56 PM   #2
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The Nitto Noodle would be perfect, if it were oversized.
get a shim.
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Old 10-21-06, 01:22 AM   #3
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um, yeah, a shim would work your face like crazy. otherwise be ready to spend money.
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I found the Newton for $80, so, done. Thanks anyway!
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