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Old 02-16-09, 05:19 PM
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best touring drop bars?

So I'm getting an old Nishiki touring bike into shape to do some weekend door to door bike camping, This week I'm getting my handlebars sorted out.

I have already acquired a nitto technomic stem to get my bars up higher, some inline break levers for the flats, nice comfy tektro aero levers, and some old suntour bar-end shifters.

I was planning on just keeping the stock bars that are on the bike now to save a little money, but i wanted to solicit opinions about whether it was worth it to go the distance and get like a modern ergo bar like the 3ttt forma bar or a nitto noodle bar? Am I really going to see a return in comfort for my money? Should i go all out or leave well enough alone? I've never done more than 50 miles at a time on the bike thus far, but I am planning on increasing my mileage greatly this year with some camping and maybe some rando. events.
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