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Old 07-09-09, 01:11 PM
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Looking for cruiser-y handlebars

From the searching I've done, I guess the more appropriate term is north road style bars?

In any case, I'm giving my nishiki to my girlfriend and she can't get used to the drop bars. Her current bike is a mtb set up like a cruiser (handlebars way up) so I told her we could find some replacement bars that would let her sit more upright. Her eyes got wide and she exclaimed "you can do that?!"

so now I need your help proving to her that I actually can do that. Can anyone suggest some cheap (trying to stay under $20 shipped if possible) cruiser-y bars that would be a drop-in replacement (the hard part for me, since I don't know about bar diameters) for the drop bars on there now?

Or, better yet, does anyone have some bars they want to get rid of for a good cause? My girlfriend doesn't ride much now but I think that's because her mtb is so hard to get around on- if I could get this nishiki road bike to her liking, I think she might get inspired.
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Old 07-09-09, 01:31 PM
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20 bux.

Without knowing what size handlebars your stem accepts I can't say 100% that this will fit, but I can say that If it doesn't fit you can just shim it up.
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Niagara cycle works has cruiser style pullbacks.

You will also need new brake levers though.

Most such bars have a 25.4mm diameter at the clamp. Your Nishiki may also, but it also may be 26.
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if you get mustache bars you should be able to use the road levers, I think


you can mount them so they drop slightly or rise slightly
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These are the $20 Velo Orange Tourist bars. They are not anodized and they're more flexy than a Nitto or steel Wald bar, but I like them. I'll probably buy another set. You'll need brake levers to fit a 7/8" bar and VO has some nice Tektros for $20. You'll need a shim for a road stem. I made mine out of a Swiss Miss can. The grips are also from VO.

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