Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Identifying handlebars

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Identifying handlebars

Old 10-04-17, 04:46 AM
  #1  
jimmie65
Proud hobo biker
Thread Starter
 
jimmie65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Schertz - New Braunfels area
Posts: 804

Bikes: 2019 Surly Ogre, 2016 Giant Anyroad 2, Lightspeed Roadrunner trike, SE Tripel (in process)

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Identifying handlebars

Stripped these bars off a salvage bike. They're half-bullhorn and half-butterfly. 25.4 clamp area and a very thin grip area (haven't gotten out the calipers, but less than 22.2). Inside the curve is 22.2; standard mountain bike brakes and shifters were fitted. They came off an older Haro Vector.

Anyone recognize the bar? Google hasn't been helpful, though I do see images of Haro Vectors with similar (not exact) bars.

Is this a weird bar Haro put on some of its bikes, or a chopped up butterfly bar, or ???
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
20171004_053148.jpg (20.5 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg
20171003_185247.jpg (88.9 KB, 45 views)
jimmie65 is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 07:23 AM
  #2  
Ironfish653
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: MC-778, 6250 fsw
Posts: 1,364

Bikes: 1997 Cannondale, 1976 Bridgestone, 1998 Softride

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 480 Post(s)
Liked 205 Times in 141 Posts
It appears to be a knock-off of the Scott AT-3 bar, circa early 1990's. The Scott bars are super thin aluminum, yours appears to be chrome steel. I don't know about the Vector model, or what year yours is/was, but Haro MTB's could always be counted on to be a little 'different'.

A lightweight altertnative to MTB straight bar + bar ends, the hard-anodized AT-3 was lighter than a lot of straight bars. It and the AT-4, which brought the open ends together and forward like the 'aero' position of a TT setup, are the ancestors of the Trekking style bars of today.

You don't see bars like these fitted often as OE, cause they're a pain. It takes a long time to wrestle a pair of standard MTB grips around the corners, and they're not compatible with 'Grip-Shift' twist shifters.

https://sheldonbrown.com/scott.html
Ironfish653 is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 09:25 AM
  #3  
jimmie65
Proud hobo biker
Thread Starter
 
jimmie65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Schertz - New Braunfels area
Posts: 804

Bikes: 2019 Surly Ogre, 2016 Giant Anyroad 2, Lightspeed Roadrunner trike, SE Tripel (in process)

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks.
Not sure of the year - either 1994 or 1996, Vector V3a. Just a cheap steel MTB.
Yes, the bars are steel.
They had a few layers of bar tape on them. I assume the silicon-like tape and the 2nd layer were OEM, with the 3rd layer used for repair. Had to cut it off the remove the shifters and brakes, and remove the bar from the stem. As thin as the grip area is, it should be easy to get grips on the ends (making them stay is another story). If I can't slip a grip past the curve to put nearer the shifter and brake, I'll just use bar tape.
jimmie65 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
qandaappraisals
Touring
15
01-13-17 09:52 AM
reptilezs
Touring
23
11-02-13 05:27 PM
Daddy Wags
General Cycling Discussion
3
01-28-13 11:04 AM
M-323
Bicycle Mechanics
5
09-29-11 12:43 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.