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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:41 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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..now I can, it's a torsion bar:

http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/products/ ... ---Silver/


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The Surly 1x1 Torsion Bar is really sweet, actually. Comes in silver and black. Not too terribly heavy and nicely swept though not enough to look "alt."


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I assume you're looking for a black 25.4 bar to go with that stem? Salsa still do the Moto Ace in 25.4 - 66cm wide, various sweeps
http://salsacycles.com/components/moto_ace_flat/
Better find one quick though, cos they probably won't do it for long.

Really your problem isn't the width - it's just if you're sticking with that stem, you need a 25.4 bar. There's plenty of wide flat 31.8s to choose from - Ritchey even do one in silver
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=62153


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What I don't understand is why so many 58cm bars are still made. Why would anybody buy such a narrow bar as that? All the top brands still make them though.


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Anthony wrote:
What I don't understand is why so many 58cm bars are still made. Why would anybody buy such a narrow bar as that? All the top brands still make them though.


I run them on my commuter.
They do me fine.
Also i can see them being used on xc race bikes.

There are pro's and con's to wide and narrow bars so its good to have the options.


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Looks like the Salsa in 5deg. Cheers.


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Anthony wrote:
There's plenty of wide flat 31.8s to choose from - Ritchey even do one in silver
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Moud ... elID=62153


Ooh they're nice. And retro looking. Might have just added to the list of bits to buy. :)


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My old Azonic World force flat bars are 640mm :shock:
Surprisingly wide for an older bar.


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Grannygrinder wrote:
My old Azonic World force flat bars are 640mm :shock:
Surprisingly wide for an older bar.


As are mine!


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Looks like the Salsa in 5deg. Cheers.


Have you managed to find a source for them Jack?

Could do with a set myself.


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