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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:59 am 
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Hi folks,

I'm after some suggestions for a pair of bars for my Gitane. Currently wearing Cinelli 64/44s, I find the forward reach a bit short, not stretched out enough. Would 66s be much better? Or any other suggestions, other than a longer stem. Think it has a 130 now! Early '90s era

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Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Far reaching bars
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:02 am 
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What about the seatpost?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:06 am 
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Won't fit in the stem! :lol:

Seriously, the saddle won't go back further. It's fine, riding with my hands on the tops, just not enough reach when on the hoods


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:09 am 
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Google Dawes ranger, they had a funky adjustable post.


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Maybe ITM Super Europa bars? More reach with those? Black centre sleeve, and shimmed to go in the black XA stem? :?

Mike


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Hi Mike,
3ttt Gimondi or Merckx have 110mm reach/155mm to 160mm drop if that helps any.

: Mike


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Thanks Mike,

I'll look into that!

Stem is a bit of a limiting factor,as being French, is slightly smaller in diameter than normal for steerers. Or so it appears
Mike


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I have 3ttt Super Criterium on the Basso, but they are not quite as deep as the two Mike has listed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:42 pm 
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You could go back a few decades and fit a 'T' shaped seat post from a tandem setup, cut the front tube off and fit the seat clamp at the rear where the handlebars would normally go.
The other suggestion that you don't want to hear is a larger frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:45 am 
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raleighinternational wrote:
You could go back a few decades and fit a 'T' shaped seat post from a tandem setup, cut the front tube off and fit the seat clamp at the rear where the handlebars would normally go.
The other suggestion that you don't want to hear is a larger frame.


Thanks, but it's only the reaches to the hoods that's a bit short. On the tops is fine. Looking for some ITM ergo bars I think. Although clamp size would be too big, a shim would help. Can't use an ITM stem, it wont go down the steerer tube. Being French and 22mm I think. Stand to be corrected on that though.
Don't know how the Cinelli XA one went in. Other than tightly! The ITM400 one I have doesn't want to know

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