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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.
    ~Owwl

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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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    silver, but if you are going to tape, oh well. pretty inexpensive as well.

    http://www.wallbike.com/oddsnends/kalloybars.html
    Thom

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    search on the touring board for trekking bars. you will find hours worth of entertainment.
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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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.
    Last edited by Chris_W; 05-18-10 at 03:23 AM.

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    bought mine from here: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handlebars/index.html
    (along with a lot of other stuff)
    Surly Cross Check, Thorn Sherpa

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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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    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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    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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    Nashbar has them every now and then except when you want them. I think I remember them being, $25?

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