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drop bar w/classic bend and shorter reach?

with a couple of my larger frames, i'm looking to put a classic bend bar on at least one of them. i'm trying to shave the amount of reach off and i know there's several approaches i could take.
as it is, the one i'm currently tweaking on seems to be pretty good with an 80mm quill and SR road champion with 95mm of reach. i could either go a little shorter on the stem or on the bars. the nitto 151 with 75mm feels great, but looks kinda weird to me within the entire context of the ensemble. besides, i'm thinking i'd rather use them on the other large frame.
anyway, i'm wondering if there isn't a classic bend bar i'm not aware of that has a reach within the 80-85mm range. the nitto noodle comes darnn close. any ideas? also, looking for at least 40-42mm CTC width and either 25.4 or 26mm clamp

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