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Old 06-30-10, 04:04 PM
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handlebar recommendations

I have a set of "randonneur" drop bars on my touring bike that I don't really like.
Either they are not wide enough or the humps up near the brake hoods cause me to move my hands in which is annoying. I was thinking of getting a pair of standard drop handlebars in 44 cm wide, with 25.4 mm diameter. I like the idea of the Nitto noodle, but according to Harris, they have a 26 mm diameter.
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Old 06-30-10, 07:15 PM
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You could try a Nitto Mustache Bar. You can keep your current brake/shifter set. It would give you both the advantage of riding on the drops and a more upright position.
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Old 06-30-10, 07:47 PM
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How much touring do you do with your touring bike? I have not found a drop bar yet that would be comfortable after a day of touring. My personal preference is a straight MTB bar, bar ends and an aero bar. Moustache bars give you about 3 hand positions. I get 6 with my set up (and coasting on downhills on the aerobars is devine) :

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Old 06-30-10, 08:01 PM
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ive tried a lot of bars, and i think mustache bars are the worst.

mandrake, you are on the right path. if you like drop bars and you know what you are looking for, just keep searching for 25.4.
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Try this. http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=407060
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Old 06-30-10, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
+1. Beat me to it. Nitto B-115 is one of the all time/all purpose greats. They've been making that for what, over 30 years now?
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mandrake - I have a hunch that if you were to get the Nitto Noodle and a stem to fit it, I think you would be happy.
I have a Nitto Noodle on my Trek 310 and it is really nice.
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I have fallen in love with these.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200388
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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
Nitto B-115 is one of the all time/all purpose greats. They've been making that for what, over 30 years now?
Possibly 40.
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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
Nitto B-115 is one of the all time/all purpose greats. They've been making that for what, over 30 years now?
Possibly 40.
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