[CR]Shorter French "Priest" Bars?

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

From: "Douglas R. Brooks" <dbrk@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendevous)
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 08:50:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [CR]Shorter French "Priest" Bars?

Classicists, If you look here: http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~aaa65240/as777.html you'll find a pretty neat Singer Mixte. I like the way the handlebars sweep back but seem to shorten up. Are such bars available anywhere? Anyone know? What would happen if you cut Rivendell Priest bars? Would that achieve something like this? Also, while we are on sensible French designs (oxymoron there? everyone knows I _love_ these bikes, right?....), if you look here: http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~aaa65240/as3191.html you'll see a Singer with one of those centered on the rear fender racks, the small ones. Anyone know the sort of truly classic bags that work on these? Is this for a top rack bag? (This bike gives some perspective on a "fistful" of post, eh?)

much yet to learn about everything, not the least of which are French bikes perfected by Japanese collectors who might yet be a force along with Rivendell riders and other classicists who "bring back" many wonderful things, like really nice cranks, centerpull brakes, who knows, maybe even a new Cyclo rear derailleur (no! no! anyone who wants to live in my basement to adjust the one on the Herse constantly is welcome...), University today and a new class to co-teach at the Eastman School of Music on south Indian classical, _lots_ of classic content there, I assure you,
Douglas Brooks
Canandaigua, NY