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Old 05-12-10, 10:16 PM   #1
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butterfly bars.

Ok, I am going to be biking across the country this summer, and I am looking for butterfly bars, I have a tractor (mountain bike), its what I've got.
I have bar extensions on it, and I was about to buy bigger ones, but I started looking around for butterfly bars, which is what I really want. How ever I can't seem to find any.
I just want something basic, but when ever I find one it is sold out, or out of stock, or gone.
I would really like a black pair, even though I'm gonna tape them so I guess it does not matter. any way if anyone knows where to find one that would be great.
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Old 05-12-10, 10:37 PM   #2
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I had no idea what a "butterly" bar was and had to look it up. You might have better luck searching for the more common "trekking handlebar" term.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Uno-Comfort-...item563c574ace
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Old 05-13-10, 02:22 PM   #3
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silver, but if you are going to tape, oh well. pretty inexpensive as well.

http://www.wallbike.com/oddsnends/kalloybars.html
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search on the touring board for trekking bars. you will find hours worth of entertainment.
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Old 05-17-10, 09:07 AM   #5
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If you're really desperate, then get them shipped over from Europe, where they are plentiful - my local hardware store even carries some in its tiny bike section.

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Old 05-17-10, 05:13 PM   #6
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bought mine from here: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handlebars/index.html
(along with a lot of other stuff)
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Old 05-17-10, 08:08 PM   #7
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I just got some and love 'em. A bit hard to get used to the "wide steering wheel" position, but so many hand choices! Of course 1/3rd of those choices are now taken up with a light, a mirror, a bell, etc., but I never did like drops, myself. I believe my LBS got them via the QBP catalog for my LHT build. They were inexpensive, too.
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Another place that has them in stock right now.....


http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...9&currency=USD
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Old 05-18-10, 04:34 AM   #9
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There is an ebay seller that also has them with a slightly different profile. I just bought a set that I am going to try on a new build. I have been using a set of Nashbar one's over the past 3 years and have really liked them. Time will tell which one works better.

The ebay item number is 350355670421 and the seller is crosslakesales.
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Old 05-18-10, 05:25 AM   #10
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I ordered Modolo Yuma Traveler from a European vendor: SJS Cycles. It was around $60 shipped and came in under one week. The American versions have weird geometry. Get a real European trekking bar (a.k.a. butterfly bar)

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Old 05-18-10, 11:06 AM   #11
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Nashbar has them every now and then except when you want them. I think I remember them being, $25?
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