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Old 08-16-10, 07:20 AM
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raising bars

i put a quill extender on my 21" non-susp mtn bike. raised flat bar about 4" or so. it feels a bit more comfortable but i wonder if putting on swept back bars is something to consider. are they called moustache bars? i rode a schwinn collegiate for several weeks and really liked the casual riding position. except the bike was a tank. and 5 spd also. i was looking at a trek navigator and see the bars are high-rise but fairly straight if they are installed straight up. i suppose they can be rotated back to adjust them?

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Is there a question in their somewhere? Bars are a matter of choice--I rode drops for years, but as I've gotten older, I've raised them and switched to mustache bars (upside down) on one bike. I put "priest bars" (three-speed style sweptbacks) on an old mountain bike I use around town, but didn't like them much and took them off. I kept 'em, though. I imagine they'll make a return appearance one of these days.
Couple of places to look for bars, or at least pictures of them so you can figure out what you need. There's probably no reason to buy a new bike if your only issue is the handlebars--you can change them and the stem easily.,
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If you do go with moustache bars, watch the size. Some are made for mountain bikes and some will fit the slightly larger road bikes.
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There are a lot of different kinds of swept-back bars.
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