Old 12-16-21, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CMAW View Post
There's a great Fairweather/Nitto bar with a classic shape but compact drop/reach dimensions, basically a compact version of the noodle (some curve-back and 25,4 clamp):


Unfortunately, these seem to be sold out everywhere. I ordered two some time ago and regret not having ordered a couple more, they're the perfect fit for me. Fairweather is the house brand of a Japanese shop, Blue Lug. Might be worth asking them if they're considering putting in a new order with Nitto in the near future.
That Fairweather looks pretty nice, but the real old Maes bends had the hood/top (called ramps?) area parallel to the bottom flat section, called the drop. The bend of the bar made a near 180 degree total bend. What's better is a matter of taste but if one really wants a MAES, I'd suggest Ebaying for a vintage GB MAES bend, at least to look at.
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