Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-06, 09:30 AM   #1
ernok1923
jon bon stovie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: bridgestone 400 fixed gear conversion, dawes touring bike (model unknown)
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mustache bars and handlebar bags

i am looking into mustache bars as a possibilty for the bicycle i am building up. one thing i don't know is if they will allow for handlebar bags. i have no particular brand in mind, i am just curious if anyone runs mustaches with a bag. do the two front bends hinder access to the bag? are maps more difficult to read?? am i worrying too much?!
ernok1923 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-06, 09:33 AM   #2
ctyler
Badger Biker
 
ctyler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beloit, Wisconsin
Bikes: Cannondale Saeco CAD-3, Surly Cross Check
Posts: 974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's what's on Arkel's Web Site:

Note: "Mustache" and "Butterfly" handlebars are not compatible with handlebar bags of any make or model that we are aware of.
ctyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-06, 09:58 AM   #3
clayface
Pedalpower
 
clayface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If your bike has an ahead stem there's a chance to mount a bar bag in the way Michel Gagnon explains in his site: http://mgagnon.net/velo/potence-double.en.shtml where this pic is taken from.


clayface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-06, 12:58 PM   #4
ernok1923
jon bon stovie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: bridgestone 400 fixed gear conversion, dawes touring bike (model unknown)
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i must say that i am surprised a bit.

i have searched and found a fair amount of information on mustache bars, but i never would have thought that there may not be a way (besides mounting a second stem) to attach a handlebar bag.

can anyone else out there think of something?
ernok1923 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-06, 01:06 PM   #5
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
I can see the difficulty in mounting a handlebar bag on M' bars...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Moustache Bar Cockpit.JPG (54.7 KB, 64 views)
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-06, 07:58 AM   #6
Lotum
Tweaker-Tinkerer
 
Lotum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Not in La Jolla
Bikes: Mercian
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ernok1923
i am looking into mustache bars as a possibilty for the bicycle i am building up. one thing i don't know is if they will allow for handlebar bags. i have no particular brand in mind, i am just curious if anyone runs mustaches with a bag. do the two front bends hinder access to the bag? are maps more difficult to read?? am i worrying too much?!
Your worries are justified; the shape of moustache bars is a problem. The bends serve really no useful function, and they unnecessarily complicate the installation of a handlebar bag. However, a solution has been invented, and the French call it 'Porteur' bars. Many years ago, when French bicycle makers still ruled, many mixte-framed touring cycles in particular came with porteur-style bars (made by Philippe and others). Nitto B-601 Promenade bars are a modern equivalent.
Lotum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-06, 04:50 PM   #7
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Candybar bag fits just fine.


BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-06, 08:44 PM   #8
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
The Baggins Hobo bag is another one that should work on a moustache bar.

http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/baggage_racks/20081.html
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 AM.