Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage > Classic and Vintage Sales
Reload this Page >

ISO Handlesbars aka Handlebar: Drop Bar Compact Size

Notices
Classic and Vintage Sales Private Sales Only, no online storefronts. All prices must be quoted, we are not an auction site.

ISO Handlesbars aka Handlebar: Drop Bar Compact Size

Old 08-17-20, 03:25 PM
  #1  
orangeology 
category ii hoarder
Thread Starter
 
orangeology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NYC+NNJ
Posts: 1,316

Bikes: i don't have a bike. a few frames, forks and some parts. that's all

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 31 Posts
ISO Handlesbars aka Handlebar: Drop Bar Compact Size

SEARCH IS OVER. THANKS!

looking for a drop bar, not too big hence compact size: not too wide, not too much drop*.
*going to be put on a 53cm frame with a low stem.

chromoly or alloy don't matter much. decent condition with not too much uglies will be fine. i can clean up the tape residue.
silver/alu/chrome pls, no black or colored. would prefer "Giro" than "Rando" in terms of style, but no dealbreaker.

required specs:
25.4 or 26mm clamp

NO NEED OF A STEM ATTACHED, in case. just the bars (or bar singular if you'd prefer to call it. i would)
can't afford NOS or New, at the moment, unless priced not like one.

Last edited by orangeology; 08-18-20 at 12:26 PM.
orangeology is offline  
Old 08-17-20, 03:34 PM
  #2  
malcala622 
Senior Member
 
malcala622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 3,705

Bikes: 88' Bianchi Giro. 88' Bianchi Krono. 80' Gios Torino. 83' Basso Gap. 03 Lemond

Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1061 Post(s)
Liked 772 Times in 489 Posts
What width do you consider not too wide?
__________________
'88 Bianchi Giro. '88 Bianchi Krono. '80 Gios Torino. '83 Basso Gap. '03 Lemond Tete




malcala622 is offline  
Old 08-17-20, 03:56 PM
  #3  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,834

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 190 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4192 Post(s)
Liked 2,108 Times in 1,351 Posts
The best affordable compact drop bars I've found (and own) are the FSA Omega and Soma Highway 1. Both are nearly identical in dimensions, although the FSA is available only in 31.8 clamp size, so the Soma is probably the best option for C&V bikes unless you convert to threadless.

Amazon has the 40mm Soma Highway 1 for around $52 shipped right now. The FSA Omega is around $45 shipped. Probably as good a deal as you'll find anywhere for a new handlebar, considering the challenge of finding the right size shipping box and cost for bulky items.

Check Facebook marketplace and used ads in your area too. I often see handlebars and other bits and pieces for sale. Might be cheaper and easier than shipping.
canklecat is offline  
Likes For canklecat:
Old 08-17-20, 03:56 PM
  #4  
orangeology 
category ii hoarder
Thread Starter
 
orangeology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NYC+NNJ
Posts: 1,316

Bikes: i don't have a bike. a few frames, forks and some parts. that's all

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
What width do you consider not too wide?
40-41cm is the best size for me. greater than 43, 44 starts feel me too wide. thanks!
orangeology is offline  
Old 08-17-20, 05:42 PM
  #5  
Unca_Sam
The dropped
 
Unca_Sam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 2,067

Bikes: Pake C'Mute Touring/Commuter Build, 1989 Kona Cinder Cone, 1995 Trek 5200, 1973 Raleigh Super Course FG, 1966 Schwinn Deluxe Racer, 1960/61 Montgomery Ward Hawthorne "thrift" 3 speed, by Hercules

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1495 Post(s)
Liked 776 Times in 537 Posts
Posted in the ISO thread


About 80mm reach with typical 140mm drop. Slightly ergonomic bend.

43cm c-c wide. Some tape residue, and marring around the clamp.

I have these bars that I don't have much use for. I'm thinking I'll end up using a modern dirt/gravel bar for the build, so this is available.

Looking at your request though makes me think these are disqualified a few times, though.

Unca_Sam is offline  
Likes For Unca_Sam:
Old 08-17-20, 07:41 PM
  #6  
orangeology 
category ii hoarder
Thread Starter
 
orangeology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NYC+NNJ
Posts: 1,316

Bikes: i don't have a bike. a few frames, forks and some parts. that's all

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 31 Posts
sorry, that's a bit wide to me although handsome looking bar. Unca_Sam
orangeology is offline  
Old 08-18-20, 05:18 AM
  #7  
rancho66
Rancho66
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 3 Posts
38 cm HSIN LUNG (HL) Alloy
Cost of Shipping plus $2 for my troubles.


rancho66 is offline  
Old 08-18-20, 08:13 AM
  #8  
malcala622 
Senior Member
 
malcala622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 3,705

Bikes: 88' Bianchi Giro. 88' Bianchi Krono. 80' Gios Torino. 83' Basso Gap. 03 Lemond

Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1061 Post(s)
Liked 772 Times in 489 Posts
Originally Posted by orangeology View Post
40-41cm is the best size for me. greater than 43, 44 starts feel me too wide. thanks!
Specialized 90 stem and 40cm handlebar combo

__________________
'88 Bianchi Giro. '88 Bianchi Krono. '80 Gios Torino. '83 Basso Gap. '03 Lemond Tete




malcala622 is offline  
Old 08-18-20, 12:26 PM
  #9  
orangeology 
category ii hoarder
Thread Starter
 
orangeology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NYC+NNJ
Posts: 1,316

Bikes: i don't have a bike. a few frames, forks and some parts. that's all

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 31 Posts
Search is over. Post closed. Thanks!
orangeology is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.