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where can i find a handlebar like (Sheldon Brown's) GB All Rounder?

Old 12-18-11, 05:12 PM
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where can i find a handlebar like (Sheldon Brown's) GB All Rounder?

I was looking at Sheldon Brown's PX10 conversion and really like the look of his GB All Rounder handlebars (the first iteration on page: http://sheldonbrown.org/px7.html ).
Anyone know where I could find a similar bar, the wider the better; or is it just an inverted riser mtn bike bar? thanks
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The Soma or Dimension Arc bars will likely give you a very close hand position to those GBs, but they will look different doing it.

The VO Postino bar looks a good deal like those GB All Rounders as well.
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I like those bars. I just put a set on my Super Course. I think they're hard to find only because they go by so many different names. Also, some use the name to identify other styles.
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thanks, those bars look good, but none have the drop that the GB's have. it seems that with that drop and the backsweep, my hands will just, naturally, fall into position.
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Nitto Jitensha for no rise. Ahearne/Map for rise or drop
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The Nitto Nordeast bar (B206) has a 20 degree bend and 15mm rise/drop. Looks pretty close.

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Nitto named a bar after a Minneapolis neighborhood?!

So torn. soooooo torn.
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Yeah, lots of bars out there. What I'd really like is a shop with all of them on display to try out. Not having (anything near) that, I think I'll go with the Nitto`s. Thanks for all your inputs.
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North Rounders?

Are the GB All Rounders the same as the "North Rounder" bars that came on the Raleigh Super Tourers?

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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
Are the GB All Rounders the same as the "North Rounder" bars that came on the Raleigh Super Tourers?
No.
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My wife's Bob Jackson mixte had a GB stem and an unmarked bar that looks to have been the GB 'All Rounder.' It was aluminum...and bent.

The Nitto one must be new; when I was looking for a replacement I saw nothing new available, went with the VO North Road. SR had an 'All Rounder' years ago too, obv a copy.
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I have a set on my commuter bike. I bought them from a shop in London in the early 80's. I didn't realise that's what they were called until I read your post. I like them but wish they were a bit wider.

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How is this front bag mounted, and why would it be stuck-out like that, other than not interfering with the cable routing I suppose?
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He has some kind of decaleur on there.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
He has some kind of decaleur on there.
He's actually quickly accelerating backwards.
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I think this is cool (from the line of type just above the above photo):

"The photo below was made with an old Kodak Tourist 2 1/4 X 3 1/4 folding camera , using a rubber bulb shutter release which I rolled over with my front tire to trip the shutter."
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Wald 815s have a similar sweep and drop and are inexpensive, but rather narrow at 20.25 inches wide. The Nittos above look much nicer.
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Originally Posted by Puget Pounder View Post
He's actually quickly accelerating backwards.
It's true. Thank you, fixed drivetrain.
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Originally Posted by well biked View Post
I think this is cool (from the line of type just above the above photo):

"The photo below was made with an old Kodak Tourist 2 1/4 X 3 1/4 folding camera , using a rubber bulb shutter release which I rolled over with my front tire to trip the shutter."
He could come up with some stuff coudn't he? Haha, too cool.
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I used a Soma Sparrow bar for this:



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^ Cool ride!
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
Are the GB All Rounders the same as the "North Rounder" bars that came on the Raleigh Super Tourers?
No, you mean North Road bars, which are similar to the All Rounder bars but have a bigger rise. Another similar is the GB Comfort bars and in common with the other two can be fitted either way up, to give a rise or a drop.

Edit: Just read the blurb for that Raleigh and see that they are indeed called 'North Rounder' bars - my apologies. That's the first time I've heard of them but I suspect that Raleigh made the name up as they look just like North Road bars.

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These pages from the 1952 Brown Bros. catalogue might be interesting:

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^ Cool ride!
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