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    Senior Member SingleSpeeDemon's Avatar
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    Handlebar and Stem Advice Requested

    I have a '07 Schwinn Madison that I ride daily as part of my fitness and training routine. I never raced or ridden on a track but will have my opportunity in May. Knowing this, I will replace my bullhorns with a track handlebar.

    There are many options out there, but I am looking for an affordable start. Can anyone recommend bars that will fit with my 26.0mm stem? I'm not against using a shim. Also, should I look for a width the same as my road bars? How can I determine a decent fit?

    Thanks.
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    Too many answers in this one for sure.

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    Senior Member SingleSpeeDemon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970
    Too many answers in this one for sure.
    Care to field just one then?
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    ITM Super Italia Pro bars are the best affordable bars I've ever used. They are 25.8mm, but work perfectly well with a 26.0 stem

    Your track bars should be narrower than road bars - 42cm is a good width, but many riders opt for an even narrower bar.

    Best way to determine fit is buy the bars, set em and see if it works for you - if it doesn't it's the stem that most probably needs to change anyway.

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    Thanks for the advice! I ride 44cm on a road bike, so I'll try going to a 42cm for a start.
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