Sheldon "37 cm" Brown said:
>That would be the most appropriate thing, "Forged Hiduminium" with
>matching GB bars. Some racy bikes of this period used Titan bars &
>stems with their proprietary 27 mm diameter, but I don't recall ever
>seeing these on a tourer.
My '64 Paramount Touring bike came with a Titan stem and upright steel bars with a 27.0 center section. The bars are light and well made, not the Wald type. Along with the stainless steel fenders the bar may be some of the last vestiges of Schwinn making (or having made) quality lightweight parts in the US. The stem was too short and I found a longer Titan I have yet to install.