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Old 11-30-13, 10:25 AM
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Show Your Vintage Mountain Bike With Tall Bars

Some of us want to sit tall and see the scenery. Lets see all your mountain bikes with tall handlebars; North Road, Left Bank, Porteur, etc. I need ideas for a vintage mountain bike build.
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No pictures but I picked up an all chrome Raleigh Mountain Tour with the same intentions. The original bullmoose bars are perfect for sitting up and riding like a gentleman.

Check out these bullmoose bars, spendy but ultra cool. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132996995215958559/
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not mine, but I think there is a limit to how tall one should go and this guy went way past it

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Old 12-01-13, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vonfilm View Post
Some of us want to sit tall and see the scenery. Lets see all your mountain bikes with tall handlebars; North Road, Left Bank, Porteur, etc. I need ideas for a vintage mountain bike build.
That's what I like to do, but I find the lack of hand positioning to be a deal breaker. I think it's past 7 miles, my hands were begging for a change from my flat bars, risers, Bull Mooses and Suburban bars. I considered getting some vintage Specialized bar ends for my Bull Moose bars.

I've found that I prefer drop bars, although I rarely use the drops. I have Command Shifters so I'm not reaching off the bars to shift and the drops give me 3 or 4 good hand positions on the top of the bars. I've acquired a Dirt Drop stem, so that's actually about as much as a winter project that I've got.
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Are these bars on my '84 Raleigh Crested Butte high enough to qualify?


PS: Nice High Sierra, OTS!
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Mountain bikes with drop bars, tall bars, how about beer bars?
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I am diggin' the '84 Raleigh Crested Butte as well.

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These are the highest bars in my collection. Tall seattube, tall headtube, relatively short top tube make for a nice upright ride.


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These are the highest bars in my collection. Tall seattube, tall headtube, relatively short top tube make for a nice upright ride.


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Super slick cruiser you have there Lester. Beautiful.
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My Trek 3900, the handlebars are certainly tall and oversized for me. Hope it counts
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I am diggin' the '84 Raleigh Crested Butte as well. Nice job.
Thanks! She's a great bike. Slightly too small, hence the tall bars, but I made it work.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
These are the highest bars in my collection. Tall seattube, tall headtube, relatively short top tube make for a nice upright ride.
Like it! Lester, how do those Conti Retro Rides...ride?
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Super slick cruiser you have there Lester. Beautiful.
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Like it! Lester, how do those Conti Retro Rides...ride?
Thx guys. The Retro Rides ride nicely. One was a bit lumpy when new (manufacturing error, you could see the reflective strip had a dip at one point, even thought the bead was well seated), but that seems to have smoothed out after a few months and a couple hundred miles.

2" width allows for some low pressure but still feels kinda fast.

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My '86 Nashbar Terra XT (Japanese Ishiwata Stumpjumper knockoff) has some Nitto made Rivendell Albatross bars. Still not high enough with the stock stem, so I installed a Nitto Technomic and that did the job nicely on my coffee and suds bike.

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not mine, but I think there is a limit to how tall one should go and this guy went way past it

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I built this bike years ago and road it for a while. I sold it on consignment when I moved and needed to cull the heard, the tall guy that bought it was super happy. It was a Miele? 23" frame with ishiwata quad butted tubing. The basket was really floppy, it didn't suit it all that well. I had a nice antique red sprung brooks on it, I put that cheep saddle on it for the sale photos.



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I've swapped out the trigger shifters for Suntour thumb busters, but this is the beer bike...1988 Trek 8500....

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