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    Moustache Bars Post Thoughts and Pics Love Em/Hate Em?

    Looked through the forums--seemed like this thread
    should ride again with pics. Post your moustache bars
    and why you love 'em or hate 'em.

    I switched out the bullhorns for moustache bars when my hands started
    going numb on long rides what with the silly aluminum fork
    I'm currently running. Gotta get the steel Rush fork.
    Moustache bars with multiple positions for steering do help--
    and look kinda retro and countrified. Here's a link to a better
    pic:http://motelnoir.blogspot.com/2007/0...chio-bars.html
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    Tried em, didn't like em. "Multiple positions" = 2, one up front for most of the riding, one at the bar ends for climbing. My bullhorns have at least 4 positions, 3 for most riding, 1 or 2 for climbing.

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    Have them, love them. No new pics, yet, but I'm running them with a Nitto Technomic stem.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Seems to me like they'd offer more positions if you put them on "backwards," i.e. bar-ends facing forward. Anybody tried that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Seems to me like they'd offer more positions if you put them on "backwards," i.e. bar-ends facing forward. Anybody tried that?
    I asked that question here some time back. I realised because of the way they are shaped, there might be clearance issues with the bends facing rear hitting your knees.

    Other than that, I love my moustache bars.
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Seems to me like they'd offer more positions if you put them on "backwards," i.e. bar-ends facing forward. Anybody tried that?
    ...somebody has....just saw that on Lyceum on Sunday. Or was it Levering? Dunno my head still hurts.
    Ends splayed outwards ever-so slightly to look comfortable IMO. Im no bullhorn fan, but Id go bullhorns before that.
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    I love them as long as I don't have to spend all day on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix
    I love them as long as I don't have to spend all day on them.
    That's a nice looking machine--Steamroller? The moustache bars go with the seat bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo
    just saw that on Lyceum on Sunday. Or was it Levering?
    wait... in Manayunk? Weird, I live there.
    Are you talking about the bike race? 'Cause I missed that, unfortunately... was in Bmore for the weekend.



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    I presently have moustache bars on my fixed gear commuter (all of my bikes are "commuters")

    I find them not as comfortable as drop bars with aero brake hoods on long rides. There's a reason almost every road bike sold has a drop bar setup.

    However, moustache bars have several advantages. They are more comfortable than straight bars. They offer super control. And for out-of-the-seat climbing, they are great due to their width.

    With moustache bars, you have a nice rage of positions that offer various amounts of for-aft positioning.

    If you use moustache bars, you might need to switch to a shorter stem. Conversely, if you are riding a bike that is a tad smal for you, moustache bars might solve some problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    wait... in Manayunk?
    yup.
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Weird, I live there.
    yup
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Are you talking about the bike race?
    yup.
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Cause I missed that, unfortunately... was in Bmore for the weekend.
    bummer. always plan around the race.

    Anyhow; somewhere along the climb I saw that exact setup. Looked pretty goofy but I was honestly more interested in other goings-on at the time.
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    I love you, Stevo.


    I'm kind of a wide guy, and I move my hands around alot. I also never ride in the drops on drop bars, only the tops, which is why my other bars are chops.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Roadfix, I like the Gum colored tires, who make them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    If you use moustache bars, you might need to switch to a shorter stem. Conversely, if you are riding a bike that is a tad smal for you, moustache bars might solve some problems.
    A shorter stem than one would use with drops, or a shorter stem than one would use with bullhorns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soze
    A shorter stem than one would use with drops, or a shorter stem than one would use with bullhorns?
    Drops. Usually about 2CM or so shorter. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    Drops. Usually about 2CM or so shorter. Good luck
    Ah, thanks! I'm currently rolling bullhorns, but depending on the next job I get I may switch over to mustache bars (though I'll miss how narrow my 38cm's are!), and I was curious because I'm already down to an 80mm stem. I appreciate it!

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