Re: [CR]Handlebar Sizing Guide

Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 19:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Handlebar Sizing Guide
To: Steve Freides <>, Classic Lightweights <>
In-Reply-To: <>

> The Rivendell "Dream" bar, which they no
      > longer stock in a 40, has about an 80
      > reach and a 140 drop, if memory serves. Thanks, Steve. But... if Rivendell's literature is accurate, the Dream Bar (Nitto model #175) has a reach of 90mm. It might be worth measuring one since the actual and listed dimensions often differ. E.g. the Cinelli 64s on my bikes are actually a bit shorter than the listed 80mm.
    Regardless, they aren't generally available in 40cm width, as you mentioned. And Grant P's comments not withstanding, many people - myself included - are more comfortable on narrower bars. It's kind of funny, in that I think I could handle a bit more drop as long as the bars had a shorter reach and weren't wider than 40cm.
      Best regards,
      Fred Rednor