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Uh...which way do these bars go?

Old 09-30-11, 07:37 PM
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Uh...which way do these bars go?

For giggles, I decided to purchase Nitto Aerodynamic bars and an unknown stem. Said to have been on a time trial bike. The way the bars are bent, it seems both bull horns or ram horns styles are possible. Which is right? And anyone familiar with Nitto Aerodynamics?





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They're supposed to point upwards, with the brake levers placed with the top of the hood at the tip of the bar end.

This is also why the bar has been drilled in the specific areas shown: The brake lever body will sit directly over the forward holes, allowing the cable a clean run from the lever body into the handlebar. The holes in the sleeve area point downwards when the bars are correctly oriented, allowing the cables to exit through the bottom directly to the front brake and top tube routing for the rear.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
They're supposed to point upwards, with the brake levers placed with the top of the hood at the tip of the bar end.

This is also why the bar has been drilled in the specific areas shown: The brake lever body will sit directly over the forward holes, allowing the cable a clean run from the lever body into the handlebar. The holes in the sleeve area point downwards when the bars are correctly oriented, allowing the cables to exit through the bottom directly to the front brake and top tube routing for the rear.

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+1 And wonderful bars btw...
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Thanks for the quick replies, Kurt, John, and RaleighSport. They should look nice on a single speed.

Are these bars anything special?
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Originally Posted by cudak888
They're supposed to point upwards, with the brake levers placed with the top of the hood at the tip of the bar end.

This is also why the bar has been drilled in the specific areas shown: The brake lever body will sit directly over the forward holes, allowing the cable a clean run from the lever body into the handlebar. The holes in the sleeve area point downwards when the bars are correctly oriented, allowing the cables to exit through the bottom directly to the front brake and top tube routing for the rear.

-Kurt
anybody know the model number of these bars? much appreciated.
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