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Moustache Bars on a 531 Raleigh Light Tourer

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Moustache Bars on a 531 Raleigh Light Tourer

Three years ago I found a large 531 light tourer in excellent condition - a Raleigh Granada.

I put some 37mm tyres on for use on woodland tracks but did not feel safe using drops and found the centre pull brakes not strong enough. For over a year I have been meaning to try the bike with Nitto Moustache Bars. Now I have fitted then, Brilliant!

The bike now handles very well cross country with the 37 mm tyres. The steering is very secure and the brakes impressive.

With 28mm Conti Sport Contacts it handles very well on the road. I have to work harder than on my Robin Mather custom Audax in Reynolds 725 tube, but the frame repays the effort.

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I must try harder with handlebar tape!
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