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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Hi folks, looking for some suggestions.

I'm looking for some narrow alloy drop handlebars with a big drop. I've seen some where the tops of the bars curve straight down when they come out the stem. They seem to be on old track bikes and are just what I'm looking for.

Pretty sure Nitto do some in chrome steel, but I'm looking for plain alloy. There are also some from System EX and Eighthinch but I'd prefer old bars over new. Others seem to be the right shape but are oversize (31.8mm) and won't suit the bike. I'm thinking it's got to be 25.4mm or 26.0mm.

These look like the right sort of shape but are way wide and £130 is a bit ott for my build: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180775334802

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:39 pm 
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^Crazy money for bars, I've got the same in the Maes shape on my fixed gear, silly!

"Old Tel" suggested some of these a little while ago http://www.fine-adc.com/soma/handlebars
Velosolo prob have similar too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:35 pm 
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think i may have just what you're looking for hiding in my shed ill go hunt them out and put a pic up asap


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:55 pm 
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found them! maybee a tad straighter on the top than you're looking for tho, but they are nice and narrow (35cm) and the drops flair really nicely , anyways there only gathering dust if you want them
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Thanks for the offer but I'm looking for the curved top specifically. Yours must be junior size if they're that narrow?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Hi,

still looking to offload those?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:51 pm 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/canaman/1191761239/

you mean old style Cinelli alloy track bars?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Yes, exactly like those is what I was looking for. I ended up finding some clones of one of the big makes that were about £20. They look identical, they aren't certified and they aren't that much heavier, so they worked for me!

They looked pretty wild, but they were in fact way too low for everyday use, so they are on the shelf for if/when I get a bigger frame.

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