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Swept back handlebars that take road levers

Old 02-23-12, 05:48 PM
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Swept back handlebars that take road levers

Anyone know of a swept back handlebar that takes road levers other than the nitto moustache?
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Old 02-23-12, 06:12 PM
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A bunch of the velo-orange ones do. I think a couple Soma bars, too.
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Old 02-23-12, 06:13 PM
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Old 02-23-12, 06:26 PM
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It all depends on how you mount the levers. With most upright bars (including the Nitto Moustache bars, in this photo), if you mount the road levers so that they move vertically (i.e., you squeeze them up), there won't be enough travel room. But if you mount them horizontally from the bend in the bar (i.e., so that you squeeze the levers toward your body), or at a 45-degree angle below horizontal (see photo), they should work.

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Old 02-24-12, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by illwafer View Post
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The Albatross bar is actually 22.2, not 23.8.
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Originally Posted by brianinc-ville View Post
Hey. Somebody besides me mounted their mustache bars upside down! :>
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
The Albatross bar is actually 22.2, not 23.8.
my bad. i was remembering they were different...and it's because they can take bar end shifters, not because they are wider.
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Originally Posted by brianinc-ville View Post
that looks very awkward for the lever to not be in line with the bars
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We use Origin 8 Tiki Bars.
Alloy, inexpensive, and they come in silver or black.
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Anyone know the grip diameter of the Nitto Albatross bars?
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Anyone know the grip diameter of the Nitto Albatross bars?
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Originally Posted by nstone View Post
Anyone know the grip diameter of the Nitto Albatross bars?
22.2mm as stated in post #5.
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We use Origin 8 Tiki Bars.
Alloy, inexpensive, and they come in silver or black.
+1

Can be had for $20 with little effort.
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Nashbar often puts theirs on sale cheap.

Oh yeah, $12.99 qualifies as cheap.


http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202348
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