Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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I liked mine, But yes the flare as it drops is putting the bottom wider than the top ,,
and the ramp is rather long so unsuitable for the also long hoods of brake-shifter combination levers
so I used a cable out the top brake and Bar end shifters ..
( being able to do it I had 2 narrower ones Cut at the opposite end of the center sleeve ,
so the tops combined were 42 wide the bottom is a 50 something ..
the stem I got fabricated had 2 sets of clamps 4" apart where the old centers of each bar section, were.
I think Nitto has some 46 wide (at the bottom) the mid 80s specialized expedition bike
came with Nitto made for specialized, bars .
In the drops there is wrist clearance , and the long ramp has been a comfortable top hand resting position ..
I do a thick tops padding scheme..
Last edited by fietsbob; 04-15-14 at 10:45 PM.