I have taken photos of the handlebars in my 1937 Hercules catalog.
They can be viewed at
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Tom Martin Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 9:46 AM To: Mick Butler; email@example.com Subject: Re: [CR]British "Flat" Bars To Name A Few
Anyone have photos/ dimensions/ rebour drawings of these bars, maybe on one web page to compare and the like?
Are the 'flat' bars listed below just brand names or are they specific bends and styles that many brands used to describe their version of said bars? A similar question would be: are all North road bars the same, or are there variations due to the different comapnies producing them? Would a GB North road bar or Sprenchley bar be different from a Pivo (Just pulling a n ame out of the air- I do not know if Pivo did any of these)?
Just a few questions for monday AM
> The array of handlebars available prior to the second world war is simply
> mind boggling. Here goes these are the more common "FLAT BARS" that I can
> remember the names of.
> 1. NORTH ROAD
> 2. COMFORT
> 3. LAUTERWASSER FLAT
> 4. ANELAY
> 5. SPRENCHLEY
> 6. CRANSLEY
> 7. ALLROUNDER
> 8. W PATTERN
> 9. FLAT ORDINARY
> 10. MIDDLETON
> I am sure there are a lot more I have forgotten.
> Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.
> >From: CMontgo945@aol.com
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [CR]British "Flat" Bars
> >Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:41:06 EST
> >Been perusing a late 30's Bates catalogue, trying to get an idea on the
> >of my frame and how it might have been equipped. I was impressed with the
> >variety of equipment options back then. 3 or 4 types of handlebars were
> >including "flat" bars. What do they mean "flat" bars? Certainly not today's
> >MTB. Are we talking basically North Road/moustache or were there others?
> >Craig Montgomery
> >not at the bar shooting pool this Saturday evening in Tucson