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    Trekking bars, who sells them ?

    Nashbar used to carry them.
    Now they don't.
    Who does ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-track-mind
    Nashbar used to carry them.
    Now they don't.
    Who does ?
    http://detours.us/catalog/product_in...products_id=49
    http://www.wallbike.com/oddsnends.html

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    whoa, those are awesome !!!

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    They come and go on Nashbar, I had to wait a week or two until they showed up again. I've had a pair on for a few months now and I like them. And at the price its hard to go wrong. It may take a few rides to get the height, angle etc. correct for you, but they are comfortable when it is all arranged.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the hills and winds I cannot change;
    courage to challenge the cagers I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
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    Harris cyclery has them as well but not as cheap as nashbar.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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    I got the Nashbar ones for 10 bucks. They rule, and get a lot of admiring looks from other cyclists as well as non-cyclists. Very comfy.
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    I bought both of ours on eBay for less than $10 a pair plus shipping

    Click here to search them on eBay

    Here is a photo of ours

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    I think you can find them at REI also.

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    Just got one, on it's way by mail. Now, wrapping it is a DIY kinda of thing for the inexperienced ignorant, or should I take it somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R
    Just got one, on it's way by mail. Now, wrapping it is a DIY kinda of thing for the inexperienced ignorant, or should I take it somewhere?
    It's pretty easy, just keep it tight, and sort of eyeball it to make sure every overlap is of equal distance. Don't be afraid to unwrap and start again.
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    Would trekking bars be a liability on tight, twisty singletrack ?
    I think they are the best choice for me on tour, because I don't like riding in the drops, but what happens off the road ?

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    When you take it offroad

    You set it up like this and go for it. I do.
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