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Old 02-03-17, 02:09 AM
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WTB: Randonneur bars

I've been really curious to try out some rando style bars on my touring bike, but can't seem to find any local to me. I really don't have the cash to go ordering all kinds of new bars just to find out I don't like them. Unfortunately I'm not near any well stocked bike shops either.

I was wondering if any of you guys may have any unwanted rando bars laying around that you didn't like, or just don't need that you would sell for cheap. If so, I'm willing to buy! Thanks in advance
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I have a set of SR 'Randnnr' bars I could let go of. Do you have a specific width you're hoping for? How about clamp diameter? I also have a stem that could go with them if interested.
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz View Post
I've been really curious to try out some rando style bars on my touring bike, but can't seem to find any local to me. I really don't have the cash to go ordering all kinds of new bars just to find out I don't like them. Unfortunately I'm not near any well stocked bike shops either.

I was wondering if any of you guys may have any unwanted rando bars laying around that you didn't like, or just don't need that you would sell for cheap. If so, I'm willing to buy! Thanks in advance
As mentioned, what size are you looking for?
I have a few sets.

Keep in mind that Rando bars are pretty narrow on the ramps and hoods. a 44cm Rando bar is closer to 39cm on the tops.
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Ah yeah I definitely should have mentioned some specs lol. They're going on a 1984 Centurion Elite GT currently with an SR stem, and SR Road Champion bars. I believe the clamping diameter is 25.4, and I'd like to stick with my original stem.

As far as width my current Road Champions are 42, and I feel like they could be a bit wider honestly. I have been looking into the newer Nitto bars that are wider, but can't decide between the 2 rando styles, and the noodle... Plus I can't really afford either at the moment.


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I'll measure tonight and let you know.
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I have this very nice steel Win bar you could have for $15 plus shipping.

The marks in the second picture are tape residue.



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Definitely a good idea to try them out first if you can. I bought a pair and hated them. If you ride often with your hands on the tops and hoods, get the widest you can find. I found they felt narrow & twitchy.

Went back to 44cm Cinelli Giros.
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I have a narrow pair if you want to try them. I'm sure you could sell them for the little amount I want for them, which I haven't decided, but I'm open to offers.
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Originally Posted by vtchuck View Post
Definitely a good idea to try them out first if you can. I bought a pair and hated them. If you ride often with your hands on the tops and hoods, get the widest you can find. I found they felt narrow & twitchy.

Went back to 44cm Cinelli Giros.
Once I started riding my commuter a bunch (Nitto rando bars), I felt that the bars on my modern bike were too wide!
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Old 02-03-17, 02:35 PM
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If your SR stem is 25.4, the Nitto bars will not work, at least some of them.They require a 26 clamp.
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I have a pair of Velo Orange ones I'd part with. 46cm at the ends. Pretty big, so shipping might be a lot, but happy to work something out.
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I have a pair of Velo Orange ones I'd part with. 46cm at the ends. Pretty big, so shipping might be a lot, but happy to work something out.
Those sound really sweet, but aren't the VO bars all 26mm clamping diameter? If not, and they're 25.4 then I'd definitely be interested!
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I have a narrow pair if you want to try them. I'm sure you could sell them for the little amount I want for them, which I haven't decided, but I'm open to offers.
Hmm, How narrow?

And I figured I'd try to collect a few different used sets to find out what I like, and whatever I don't like I was thinking of throwing up on the "pay it forward" thread to maybe help someone else out. Trying out different bar types can get expensive fast! Even with returns there is usually a restocking fee lol.
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Originally Posted by 9volt View Post
I have this very nice steel Win bar you could have for $15 plus shipping.

The marks in the second picture are tape residue.



Thanks man I appreciate the offer, but I think I'd like to stick with aluminum for this bike.

Sweet bars though!
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AustinFitz, I have a set of aluminum SR RANDNNER bars (yes, that's how they spelled it.). They're the later bulge formed, rather than sleeved center. 25.4 clamp, 42cm width (at the drops. Maybe 38-39 cm at the ramps.). They're kind of scraped up, and have a bit of corrosion under the tape area. I wouldn't put them on a keeper, but they'll do for fine to test the waters. You can have them for the cost of shipping. (Probably $15-20 depending on what size box I can fit them in. Just PM me if you are interested.
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Hmm, How narrow?

And I figured I'd try to collect a few different used sets to find out what I like, and whatever I don't like I was thinking of throwing up on the "pay it forward" thread to maybe help someone else out. Trying out different bar types can get expensive fast! Even with returns there is usually a restocking fee lol.
I'll measure. But yeah, you have to try a few to find the ones you like. I've done that with handlebars and stems, and the cost (of time and effort) was a lot, but the payoff justified it. These things are important.
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz View Post
Those sound really sweet, but aren't the VO bars all 26mm clamping diameter? If not, and they're 25.4 then I'd definitely be interested!
Oops, you're right. GLWS
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