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Old 08-07-20, 08:40 PM
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wide drop bar 25.4 clamp?

I've got the Nitto Noodle in a 48 cm which I really like. I'm re-doing my '83 Trek 620 for road use. I have a Nitto Technomic 25.4 stem that I'd prefer to use if possible. I got a new 45 cm Nitto Randonneur bar for this bike, but test riding it without bar tape it feels way too narrow. It seems that in the last few years there are a lot of dirt drop bars that are very wide and have heavily flared drops, but they all seem to be 31.8. Is there anything out there that would be somewhat similar to the 48 cm Nitto Noodle, but with a 25.4 stem clamp?
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Old 08-07-20, 09:54 PM
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I have a Nitto Noodle 48cm just sitting here, but with 26mm clamp diameter. Drop me a PM if interested.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:26 PM
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Check out the Rene Herse bars made by Nitto. Both are available in wide widths in 25.4. Expensive but top of the line.

Simworks Japan also has a few options made by Nitto.
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Funny, I just bid on a Nitto 26.0 because I want that Nitto I trust so much to replace the steel stem I picked up at a swap meet I know nothing about. (I have that Nitto in 25.4!)

I'd offer you my 25.4 but I"m guessing fit (to you) might be an issue. It's a 140 mm -17 degree Pearl. I am not sure there are two more different stems!

Edit: I've shimmed 26.0 stems for 25.4 bars many times. Been a while so I don't remember what I used but it as simply thin aluminum sheet.

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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Check out the Rene Herse bars made by Nitto. Both are available in wide widths in 25.4. Expensive but top of the line.
I recently went on the same quest and the option described above was all I found in 25.4. Ended up finding a Nitto Pearl on ebay with a 26.0 clamp diameter and paired it with a brand-new Nitto Noodle rather than pay the obscene Rene Herse rates.
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Old 08-08-20, 12:09 AM
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FAIRWEATHER M174 All Road Bar

Originally Posted by IceNine View Post
I've got the Nitto Noodle in a 48 cm which I really like. I'm re-doing my '83 Trek 620 for road use. I have a Nitto Technomic 25.4 stem that I'd prefer to use if possible. I got a new 45 cm Nitto Randonneur bar for this bike, but test riding it without bar tape it feels way too narrow. It seems that in the last few years there are a lot of dirt drop bars that are very wide and have heavily flared drops, but they all seem to be 31.8. Is there anything out there that would be somewhat similar to the 48 cm Nitto Noodle, but with a 25.4 stem clamp?
Check out the FAIRWEATHER M174 All Road Bar. It's made by Nitto, 25.4 Clamp, and available up to 46cm. It's basically a short reach, shallow drop version of the Nitto Noodle.

I have a 46cm Noodle on one bike and JUST ordered the FAIRWEATHER for another bike with a 25.4 stem. I ordered mine from BLUE LUG in Japan and it arrived super fast, less than a full week even. Shipping is a bit pricey, but I added other small items to make it worthwhile.

https://global.bluelug.com/fairweath...ar-silver.html
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
I recently went on the same quest and the option described above was all I found in 25.4. Ended up finding a Nitto Pearl on ebay with a 26.0 clamp diameter and paired it with a brand-new Nitto Noodle rather than pay the obscene Rene Herse rates.
They are expensive but on par with what Nitto charges for their other heat-treated drop bars.
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[QUOTE=79pmooney;21629368Edit: I've shimmed 26.0 stems for 25.4 bars many times. Been a while so I don't remember what I used but it as simply thin aluminum sheet.

Ben[/QUOTE]

I use 1 wide stainless steel flat stock in 0.012 or .3mm thickness. It works quite well. I score with a box cutter and break it at the right length.

In this case, I think he has the opposite situation, so he needs the 25.4 bars. I use a 26.0 Technomic shimmed with 25.4 bars.

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Old 08-08-20, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by IceNine View Post
I've got the Nitto Noodle in a 48 cm which I really like. I'm re-doing my '83 Trek 620 for road use. I have a Nitto Technomic 25.4 stem that I'd prefer to use if possible. I got a new 45 cm Nitto Randonneur bar for this bike, but test riding it without bar tape it feels way too narrow. It seems that in the last few years there are a lot of dirt drop bars that are very wide and have heavily flared drops, but they all seem to be 31.8. Is there anything out there that would be somewhat similar to the 48 cm Nitto Noodle, but with a 25.4 stem clamp?
If you know you like the 48's and that 45 is too narrow, you're probably better off getting a technomic with 26.0 clamp, which is available, so you can use the bars you know you like. Sell the 25.4 stem to offset the cost if cost is a factor.
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Old 08-08-20, 01:55 PM
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Yeah, I probably should just stick with what I know I like. So I think I'll just get the Noodle 48 for this bike as well.
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I have a pair of Origin 8 Gary bars that have a 25.4 mm clamp area and a wide flare. They are discontinued, but you may be able to find some leftover stock.
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