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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I'm currently running 780mm on my Zesty and the c.550mm I've got on my retro bikes feels just wrong now. What was the widest bars went BITD??

I could obviously get some wider ones, but would be interested to hear how others get on switching between modern and retro - if you do!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:32 pm 
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780's?! As Guy Martin said do you not look like a gnat on a flys ball sack ricing the zesty? I do riding my HD140, Jams (theredchili) riders bars longer than he is tall ha ha LOL


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Lol, I probably do but it feels so right!!! Guilty pleasure!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Jeez, back in the day the narrower the better. T'was a common passtime to trim ones tiller down to allow the speed freaks to nip through gaps between trees, traffic and bollards etc. OK, it felt like you were steering with a pair of mole grips, but that's how we rolled.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Most bars I bought BITD were around 580 but myself and all my mates used to fit them up with everything you needed pushed right up to the bulge , then trimmed off the excess. Most of mine ended up around 540-550 as I ran thumbies, but mates went narrower with their STI's


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Ha!......I've a trimmed pair of bars on a mahoosive stem on my fisher, my brake levers almost touch!....it feels almost dangerous, but I look good, and that's the main thing!.....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:42 pm 
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I measured my old ones the other day. 48 cm


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:45 pm 
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580/560 where the standard retro-bar widths (22 to 23 inch) uncut (or in crushed by bar ends)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:38 am 
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780mm :shock: :shock: i could tape on a set of stepladders i have and they'd still be shorter than that.
Were you in an accident at birth and its left you with unfeasibly wide shoulders :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:10 am 
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600 is as wide as they got from my memory


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