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    Cruiser Handlebars?

    Why don't you ever see them on touring bikes? I can see them being a bad idea from an aerodynamic perspective, but the comfortable riding position over a long tour makes more sense than leaning over all the time.

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    I love mine!
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum...age=1&nested=0

    And you can buy them here for under $7USD
    http://www.amazon.com/Wald-Bicycle-T.../dp/B000C125NM

    Wald makes many different type of bars and they are dirt cheap.

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    Wald makes some fine wire baskets too - a pair of collapsible rears were my primary means of cargo carry for a couple years at uni.

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    The handlebars that are being shown in the links are best known as North Road bars (with the exception of the Nitto Albatross). They were the typical 3-speed handlebars that are probably the most produced type in the world. Cruiser bars are very different, being generally wider and having a pronounced 'bow' shape. They are typically found on beach cruiser bikes with single speed/coaster brakes/balloon tires.

    North Road bars are very ergonomic and can be extremely comfortable on very long rides, as long as you set them up right. I had a set on my Trek 520 for a long time. They take MTB brakes levers and bar-cons perfectly.

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    My tourer has north road bars, and with barend shifters they work really well for me - little or no handpain that I used to get with flat MTB bars or dropped bars. I do love them, combining them with a high stem. I feel just so...civilized.

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