[CR]26.0 mm randonneur bars

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 18:38:33 -0800
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Jan Heine" <heine@mindspring.com>
Subject: [CR]26.0 mm randonneur bars

Nitto makes (made?) 26.0 mm diameter Randonneur handlebars. Ask your shop to order them from Euro-Asia or some distributor like that. They have different models (Nitto, that is), with different reach, width and drop. Rivendell used to sell the model that made most sense - a long reach one.

Note that many Nitto bars are copies of French bars, but sized smaller (presumably for Japanese hands) - the opposite of what most of us Americans would like.

Of course, I agree with Sheldon - shims on bars are no problem. I once saw an Herse that was equipped NOS with Cinelli stem and Philippe 25.0 mm bars. Inside was a nice shim, appears to have been a common combination.

Jan Heine, Seattle