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Randonneur bar fan club!

Old 05-29-07, 04:52 PM
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Randonneur bar fan club!

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Old 05-29-07, 05:06 PM
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i wish i knew what this was
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I just installed Nitto noodle bars.
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Porteur Bar Fan Club! No more bullhorns for me.

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pics?
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Sign me up.

I pulled mine off a 78 Schwinn Traveler III. I am deeply in love with them.

For those who want pics...this one does a good job of showing the shallow drop and nice flare.

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They make good flop-n-chops.
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I got rando bars on the rando bike/light touring bike I'm building. I dig 'em.
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I've got some on my light touring bike, which is geared so maybe this doesn't belong here. I love how far back the drops go. So comfy. However, while the drops are the perfect width, I wish they were a little wider on the tops for climbing.

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sorry, i meant pics of porteur bars.
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I installed the Nitto noodle bars this year. I got about 1000 miles on them. I previously rode regular drop road bars of 44-46 cm. I got the 46cm noodles and they are about perfect fitting. I put on fakey brake hoods and the Velo Orange stitched leather wrap.

This is a nice long distance setup. I like the shallow drop of the noodles, I am getting older and this feels a little more comfortable on long rides.
Climbing is better than the previous setup. There is something about the curve of the bar and the fakey hoods that gives me a nice grip. I have the hoods moved up slighter closer to the stem than the previous setup, maybe this is the cause.
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Sorry for the threadjacking and the bad pics.

I bought them here--
http://www.velo-orange.com/bepoba.html

The current stem is too short at 95mm. I can't skid very well because of it. Soon it will have an older and longer Cinelli or Titan or something of the proper era.











I'm getting a new wheelset too, but I won't bore you with that--yet.

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cool, i had no idea those were porteur bars.
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Glad to see people actually using Rando's...I think they're just buttons.
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I like the randonneur bar even though it looks like a mustache bar
that needs a viagra rx refill . . .
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Originally Posted by kaiju-velo
I like the randonneur bar even though it looks like a mustache bar
that needs a viagra rx refill . . .
I think it looks like a road drop bar that got too happy...
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Nice Italvega. I've got one that I've converted as well. How do you like those bars?

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Sorry for the threadjacking and the bad pics.

I bought them here--
http://www.velo-orange.com/bepoba.html

The current stem is too short at 95mm. I can't skid very well because of it. Soon it will have an older and longer Cinelli or Titan or something of the proper era.











I'm getting a new wheelset too, but I won't bore you with that--yet.
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So I guess this isn't technically a bike with porteur bars, but the build was intended to be porteur-style. Hope you like:





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stella - NICE RIDE! where did you find those metal fenders? donors from an older bike?

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stella - NICE RIDE! where did you find those metal fenders? donors from an older bike?
No donor, I bought them new from peterwhitecycles.com They shipped the next day, I got them in two more! They're stainless steel Giles & Berthoud fenders. You may have to do drilling and custom fitting, but it was all worth it for me. I'm looking for a piece of heavy leather to cut a mudflap from, anyone have a source?

Thanks for the compliment, BTW.
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I did some research Stella and found for me personally that none of the options was cheap and easy enough to justify DIY over just buying one of velo orannge's flaps.

Can someone define porteur bars? Are they like north roads with no flare at the ends or what?
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Originally Posted by HelluvaStella
I'm looking for a piece of heavy leather to cut a mudflap from, anyone have a source?
maybe a ridiculously big gaudy old belt from goodwill?

me myself; i see thin metal, possibly aluminum, cutouts from a can so they can match the shine of those fenders. maybe coffee can flaps but cut real nice???

all i do know is my old current old yellow waterbottle mudflaps would DEFINITELY look out of place on those, that is fo sho...
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Nitto Randonneur, 45 cm

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