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breakwellmz
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Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 21 Mar 2013, 10:25pm

This evening i came across some old press cuttings featuring a friend of mine on his touring bike.He had a pair of handlebars the shape of which i had not seen before or since,including searching the internet extensively.

I would love to find out what they were.

Image the combination of this shape of bar(This being the view from the saddle) and a pair of shallow drop bars.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/2 ... SS500_.jpg

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby Brucey » 21 Mar 2013, 11:28pm

Image

maybe?

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 9:25am

Morning.

An exaggerated version of those,with probably a 4" height difference between the horizontal portion of the stem and the forward top bar section,such that the last(Rearward facing horizontal)portion of the bars is at the level of the top of the stem.

Is that clear? :?

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby BigG » 22 Mar 2013, 9:28am

The bars Brucey illustrates look interesting particularly for me in the 46 cm version. Where are they available and what is the diameter for the stem fixing?

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 9:46am

A picture paints a thousand words,hopefully.

BTW i think Bruceys image is probably(Originaly)from the 1950s.
You could try Googleing(?)`Randonneur handlebars`
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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2013, 11:12am

those are the most extreme randonneur bars I have ever seen. I thought the 1950's ones I found a picture of were extreme before I saw those.... :shock:

I reckon you could make some a bit like that by adding some bends to (say) a Midge bar.

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 11:46am

`Extreme Randonneur` handlebars then?

Not fully satisfied i`m afraid,i want to know who made them :P

I was sure others here would have come across them.

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2013, 11:56am

I see they are fitted to a 'Revell' so are of 1980's vintage or earlier. I don't remember seeing bars like that for sale in the 1980s; I wonder if they were either already vintage, or made/modified specially?

Makes me want to break out the pipe bender, that does.... :wink:

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 12:20pm

Chris had them already and transferred them over,i`m pretty sure that they were not`home made`.
There would be a fair bit of tube involved :shock:

We all had Maxicar hubs :D ,and Huret Duopar(?)rear mechs :(

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby reohn2 » 22 Mar 2013, 1:54pm

The 'bars in the press cutting look like they're regular drops on some kind of stem extension :?
:idea: Maybe something like this:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acor-Double-B ... 1e76dda505
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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 2:46pm

Definitely standard stem,odd shape bars.I built and rode the bike in the press clipping :)

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby Ayesha » 22 Mar 2013, 3:14pm

I'll see you the 'Randonneuring' bars,
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And raise you 'Clip-ons'.

Shorten to suit.

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2013, 9:04pm

spanner1718 wrote:How about these? [url][/url]http://www.compasscycle.com/handlebars_gb_rand.html


http://www.compasscycle.com/handlebars_gb_rand.html

linky fix

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Re: Odd shaped touring bars

Postby breakwellmz » 22 Mar 2013, 11:36pm

I`m sorry chaps but i feel VERY let down here.This IS the CTC technical forum at the end of the day :(