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Old 08-28-19, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Some of you may remember the blue Tempo with the gaudy gold wheels I posted earlier.

I liked riding fixed quite a bit, but honestly I was embarrassed to go ride that bike because I felt self conscious about how it looked. So it hung in garage and got no love.

During that same time, I was having lots of issues with getting the drivetrain on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile to work well enough, so I made the decision to kill two birds with one stone and convert the old Motobecane into my fixed gear bike.

Much much happier with this setup than the blue Tempo. I still need to do some tweaking like installing a 5mm shorter spindle so that I can get the chainring on the outside of the crank, but it's quiet and the chain doesn't show any indications of wanting to jump off. I'd also like to put a 42 or 44 tooth chainring on, but my current 1/8" chain is just barely long enough for the 40x16 I have on it now.
Is that a flared bar?

If so then I'd like to see a front or angled shot.


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Old 08-28-19, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Is that a flared bar?

If so then I'd like to see a front or angled shot.


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Here you go!

I really like the shape of these. Not many great options around the brake levers, but they have a pretty shallow drop so the drops are a nice place to be.

Drops are also super long so there's at least three distinct positions there.


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Old 08-29-19, 05:50 AM
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Old 08-29-19, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for the photo. It is a very unique bike.

Mind sharing the brand/model of the bar?


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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Here you go!

I really like the shape of these. Not many great options around the brake levers, but they have a pretty shallow drop so the drops are a nice place to be.

Drops are also super long so there's at least three distinct positions there.

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Old 08-29-19, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Thanks for the photo. It is a very unique bike.

Mind sharing the brand/model of the bar?


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No problem!

I unfortunately do not know what the make and model are. It is not the original bar, that's all that I know. The 1976 catalog lists a "PIVO Professional" as OEM equipment, but these are significantly different than what is shown in the catalog picture. No markings anywhere I can see, and I don't remember there being any under the bar tape.

It is a fairly old bar, though. The stem clamp area is bulged instead of sleeved, and the overall shape feels very contemporary to the age of the bike. 25.4 clamp diameter.

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Old 08-29-19, 09:30 PM
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Light easy ride along lake Michigan tonight. Please excuse all the accessories, I'll try to get a cleaner shot next time I take her out.
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Old 08-29-19, 10:55 PM
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Old 09-03-19, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaskar View Post

1997 Klein Stage; once a triple... now a lot more fun
That's hot
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Old 09-05-19, 03:04 PM
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Hi @ethet,

Great rides you have! I was wondering if you could tell me what the bars are on your white Stratos you have? I have similar ones but like the height yours have.

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-05-19, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by soulmango View Post
I was wondering if you could tell me what the bars are on your white Stratos you have?
Thank you for the kind words

That is the Wald 8095 bar. They have become my favorite handlebars... I really like the less drastic sweep and the nice bit of rise.
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Old 09-05-19, 03:52 PM
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Excellent! And thanks for the quick response @ethet. I'll have to look into those.

I'd post mine so you could see our similarish taste, but as I'm too new (with posts) I cannot post images yet.

Thanks again
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Originally Posted by soulmango View Post
I'd post mine so you could see our similarish taste, but as I'm too new (with posts) I cannot post images yet.
Do you have any photos on PedalRoom, imgur, r/FixedGearBicycle, or someplace else? I’d love to have a look at your bike These things seem to be becoming rarer and rarer these days... I miss looking at people’s nifty bikes.
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Originally Posted by ethet View Post
Do you have any photos on PedalRoom, imgur, r/FixedGearBicycle, or someplace else? I’d love to have a look at your bike These things seem to be becoming rarer and rarer these days... I miss looking at people’s nifty bikes.
Just like posting images, can't send you to anywhere cause I can't post a link. I mean, you can look on r/FixedGearBicycle as it should be a new post. Otherwise, a few more comments & I'll be up here.
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Old 09-05-19, 08:24 PM
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Old 09-07-19, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Here you go!

I really like the shape of these. Not many great options around the brake levers, but they have a pretty shallow drop so the drops are a nice place to be.

Drops are also super long so there's at least three distinct positions there.


What flared bars are those?
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That bar looks bent on the left side as if it were dropped at some point
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
What flared bars are those?
I asked the same thing too.

See post 305.

He said they have no label on them.


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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
What flared bars are those?
The shape is referred to as a "randonneur bend," and has been made by multiple manufacturers, including Gerry Burgess (GB), Sakae Ringyo (SR), Nitto, and others. Nitto still offers two versions of the randonneur bend as well as a model specific for Compass Cycles, Grand Bois recently resumed production of their randonneur bend bar, and Velo-Orange offers their "Grand Cru" bar in a randonneur bend.

As the OP's bars are unmarked, it's hard to say who actually made them, but not likely any of the companies mentioned above, as they all mark their bars.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
The shape is referred to as a "randonneur bend," and has been made by multiple manufacturers

As the OP's bars are unmarked, it's hard to say who actually made them, but not likely any of the companies mentioned above, as they all mark their bars.
Oh, I know this but those look like narrow version of a cross between a typical randonneur bar and a cowchipper. Would be very nice on a inner city bike for someone who mostly rides the drops.
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