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Old 11-14-12, 12:01 PM
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Show us your drop to upright bar conversions

Several threads on upright to drop bars, how about the reverse? Any drop to upright bar conversations out there?

thanks, Brian
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Old 11-14-12, 12:07 PM
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I'll get back to you later, in the middle of just such a conversion.
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I've never done it. I always go the other direction, and have done that many times. I have gone from drops to mustache bars.
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This is a townie for my petite girlfriend made from a '74 UJ 10.




From the '74 catalog, for reference:

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Old 11-14-12, 12:57 PM
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Stellar job on that bike Robofunc!
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Old 11-14-12, 12:59 PM
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Stellar job on that bike Robofunc!
Thanks!
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Old 11-14-12, 01:18 PM
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Gathering parts for such a project: Campy SR drive line, Bluemels, Nitto bars and the frame so far

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Old Trek 2500 carbon.
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Wow, I really like that! Not what you would expect from a carbon build, very unique!


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Old 11-14-12, 04:52 PM
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Wow, I really like that! Not what you would expect from a carbon build, very unique!
I should have mentioned - that bike is called Jewel and is very comfortable. It now sports a set of 28c white Fyxation Session tires. A much better tire for city riding.
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Old 11-14-12, 08:36 PM
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Late sixties Legnano "Nocostalotta"...


Mid-seventies Peugeot UO8...


Seventies something Falcon Single Speed conversion...


Mid seventies Sekine Single Speed conversion...


Miele Junk Bike...


Bianchi Single Speed conversion...


Steve Bauer Sirocco...
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Love the Sekine Randy
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Old 11-15-12, 03:05 AM
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Not a very good picture of a the virtually unknown Raleigh Proline 200:



Somewhat better picture of my girl's Benotto 500 Lady:

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Wow, I really like that! Not what you would expect from a carbon build, very unique!

That bike is insanely nice. Great job
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Old 11-15-12, 07:10 AM
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My restored Zeus - it had north road bars when I acquired it and I decided to leave them.


It's nice for relaxed riding, I took it to Charleston SC and it was a great way to see the city.


Also great for slowish greenway rides with my wife, for some odd reason she doesn't share my desire to time trial everywhere!
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upright version of a 1974 Fuji Special Road racer:


and the original state it came in:
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I've got a couple of "Townies" in the garage now.

My Cruiser, '74 LeTour. The only thing original is the frame and fork, because that is all the CL seller had. Just a simple 7 speed with dual pivot brakes. This thing is surprisingly light.


Another I put together for my daughter, Not sure the vintage, late 80's - early 90's I suspect?. KHS "Triathlete", Columbus tubing. I've since put some newer Tektro dual pivots on it. She absolutely loves this thing.
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Lots of extra cable flying around. First time working with stem shifters and upright bars.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Late sixties Legnano "Nocostalotta"...
Whew! That's one spicy number! Gorgeous Legnano!

EDIT: ... And it's a rattlecan job!? Impressive work!

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Might as well show off my best ever drop to upright conversion, a mid seventies Motobecane Grand Jubilee, one of the half dozen bicycles that I kept, when I sold off my collection...





I upgraded the Motobe with black anodized Dura Ace high flange hubs and brake calipers, black anodized Suntour Cyclone derailleurs, grips from a cheap totaled department store bicycle, a yard sale saddle bag I paid two bucks for and a lovely set of alloy fenders that I got from somewhere...





The Motobe is the go bird watching bicycle and rarely sees a paved road. That old bike and I simply go back and forth on the cottage roads, of which there are two but the things I see change every ride. Yesterday, a timber wolf ran in across the road in front of me(I was in Mrs. Me's Honda at the time).
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@randyjawa: That's one gorgeous bike.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Late sixties Legnano "Nocostalotta"...

Sharp build! Love those no-rise upright bars. What do you call those?
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Nishiki Competition, VO porteur bars.

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As found


As built in drop bar form


Now doing duty as my daily commuter
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