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    Stinky McStinkface exfreewheeler's Avatar
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    Chromoly Handle Bars...

    I am very new to fixed gear riding, actually haven't started yet... Just building up my first true FG bike but ride a Raleigh Record single speed convert.

    I don't want aluminum stem and handle bars as they wreak havoc on my shoulder joints. I'm 48y/o with lots of injuries.

    I know it can be expensive to buy chromoly bars and I am looking for bullhorns/moustache type HB. The bike frame I bought has a threadless fork so I am going with the Nitto CT80 stem.

    I have done some searching for chromoly hb's but only find drops.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

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    Aluminum actually gives a smoother ride, so less stress on your joints.
    Anyhow, steel bullhorns will be expensive. The only kinds I know of are vintage, such as Cinelli or TTT.

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    Old 3 speed bars. Or make with the choppy flips.
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    you can always flip and chop yourself some old steel bars for bullhorns, too.

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    Rivendell's extra-wide "Albatross" bars are nickel-plated steel, and only cost $32. Give them a call; they're probably actually in stock, even though the webstore says "no".
    http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/handl...ape/16122.html

    I have a cut-down pair on a fixie conversion, and used to run them upside-down on my mountain bike. They're wide and strong. Right-side-up they look sleek and cruisery, and inverted they have a pleasing scorcher look. On a mountain bike, it's more "Travis Brown"...

    I don't understand how steel bars will be better for your body, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by exfreewheeler
    I don't want aluminum stem and handle bars as they wreak havoc on my shoulder joints. I'm 48y/o with lots of injuries.
    Al bars are not stiffer than steel.

    (Long story short: Al frames tend to be stiffer than steel because they are made of larger diameter tubing. But Al and steel bars are the same diameter, so more than likely steel is stiffer.)
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    steel deda bars R it! and i just happen to have one f/s too.

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    i always thought track sprinters used steel drops because they were stiffer

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    Steel is indeed much stiffer than alu. Unless the OP wants this, they should go for CF or bamboo.
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    oh, I reposted because I thought that my post didn't go through. Sorry.

    But thanks for the great advice. It gave me the info I needed to make my decision.

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