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43cm c-c handlebars(4 posts)

43cm c-c handlebarsTTBS
Jun 30, 2002 4:38 PM
Hi,
I have ITM pro260s' 46cm o-o (44cm c-c), which is about a cm wider than optimal. I've done a quick fruitless search for 43cm c-c bars. Do they exist, and where can I buy them? Cheers.
re: 43cm c-c handlebarsJekyll
Jun 30, 2002 8:52 PM
Don't know of anyone who makes 43's but do you really think that you will notice less than 1/4" of difference (per side)? Either way, optimal, is optimal to you and not to a formula... Try a 42 (c-c) and see if that works better otherwise stick to a 44. Just my .02
re: 43cm c-c handlebarsTTBS
Jul 1, 2002 11:35 AM
Jekyll.

I have a 42cm c-c bar (cinelli touche?) on another bike. Also tried a 44cm o-o ITM 260pro but it felt too narrow. Going with personal feel and not a formula (formula said I need a 40cm c-c bar?:- wrenchscience.com), I would like to try a 43cm c-c bar, but there don't seem to be any available.
re: 43cm c-c handlebarsJekyll
Jul 1, 2002 12:06 PM
All of the bars out there are probably measured a little different (though the set idea is either o-o or c-c). The angle of the drops (flare) is probably different for different makers/models. I still don't know where you can a 43 but finding a big LBS with a bunch of bars in stock and trying them (if only for feel) is probably your best bet...
Also, I have a couple of road bikes, I have the same bars on all of them (ITM260 44). I like to keep my controls the same on all of my bikes (down to the same saddles on my MTB's as my road bikes). Going back and forth between different bars/saddles always bothers me.