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Pursuit Handlebars, Width 36-38 cm : Impossible Find

Old 06-29-17, 12:29 AM
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Pursuit Handlebars, Width 36-38 cm : Impossible Find

At this point I'm even searching for pistas with an elongated, gradual curve to fasten in reverse.

Why is it so difficult anything in this width? My vintage has 36cm drops, pros go for narrow 36cms.
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Old 06-29-17, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by MtheInsomniac View Post
At this point I'm even searching for pistas with an elongated, gradual curve to fasten in reverse.

Why is it so difficult anything in this width? My vintage has 36cm drops, pros go for narrow 36cms.
You could always make your own? Take it to a welding shop and have them take out 2 cm in the middle? Should be plenty strong after the weld.
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Old 06-30-17, 10:31 AM
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Try Performance Bikes, or Nashbar. I've bought several in 38cm. It's the only place I've found them.
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Originally Posted by MtheInsomniac View Post
At this point I'm even searching for pistas with an elongated, gradual curve to fasten in reverse.

Why is it so difficult anything in this width? My vintage has 36cm drops, pros go for narrow 36cms.
IF "pros go for narrow 36cms", then there would be lots of them available.

"fasten in reverse" ???? upside down? You can achieve the same level of discomfort by installing some hi rise cruiser dork bars.... or go full-on dork, and put a set of kiddy ape hanger bars on your bike. I'm certain you'll love the way they look.

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Originally Posted by maddog34 View Post
IF "pros go for narrow 36cms", then there would be lots of them available.
Pro track cyclists, particularly sprinters, do use narrow bars.

Alpina sprint bars are available down to 33 cm widths. Nitto B123 bars are available down to 34 cm.
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I typed "36cm pursuit" into Google and found this in milliseconds.

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I used to make my own by cutting drop bars off about where the brake levers are on the handle bar. Install them upside down from their normal mounting.. If you are not sure where to cut mount the drop bars up side down. Find where you hands fit comfortably on the bar and cut off the part you do not need. Roger
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