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Old 03-07-11, 03:59 PM   #1
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Name These Handlebars

Can anyone ID these bars for me? This was posted a long time ago, I saved the image because I liked the bike and now I can't find the original post.

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Old 03-07-11, 05:02 PM   #2
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Those look exactly like some bars sold by Velo Orange.
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I second velo orange.
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They just look like typical 3-speed cruiser bars.
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Looks similar (not identical but close enough) to the VO Montmarte or Leftbank. They're reproductions of classic french city-bars.

Montmarte:



Left Bank:

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Thanks everyone. I knew of course the general kind of bar, I was hoping to find an exact match. The VO bars are indeed the closest looking I had found yet. I'm still open to suggestions if anyone thinks they know who made that particular set.
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they're too wide to be the montmarte
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they're too wide to be the montmarte
I know, I only said they looked similar. The bars in OP's photo have a mostly flat center around the clamp, and rise to flat grip area, which is somewhat similar to the Montmarte except that the Montmarte has parallel grip areas (no flare out to side). The Montmarte is basically a Porteur with significant positive rise clamp-to-grip.
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Maddox you probably picked up on this too, but in general the traits I noticed are:

-Slight dip away from stem
-Slope back up and backwards to grip area
-Grip areas angle out but not up
-Handlebars overall are not particularly wide

The VO Left Bank is close but seems like it might be wider overall and doesn't dip down near the stem before coming back up to the grips.

Like I said. If I can't figure it out I'll probably go with the VO left bank bars.
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Nitto "B603 Promenade"


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I name the handlebars, "Francois".

Look like Left Bank bars to me as well, or Nitto's.
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Whoops, jut saw imabeliever answered. Guess I should read the whole thread from time to time.
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Yay, I thought someone would know / figure it out. Thank you very much sir!
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Hahahahah, perfect.
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