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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:40 pm
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Location: East Sussex
I've just discovered the Marin handlebar off the project bike is really short, at just 485mm. It's the original early 90s t6 marin lite bar so I'm gutted it's been cut. Two questions, 1stly why would someone chop it down SO much and 2ndly is it any use to anyone or should I take it to the tip?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:01 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:15 pm
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I use that length for my commuter.

I'll take it please.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:51 am 
Retro Guru

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That's fetish territory. But then 485mm is perfect between two buses or a line of parked cars and a bus.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That's pretty short but I've seen them shorter on some of the single speed commuter bikes in London. If you think about it you need 50mm for the stem another 100 for both of the break levers and then something to hold on to each side. You'd probably get down as far as 400mm if you tried hard. Fits perfectly between traffic.


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