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Handlebar and stem suggestion for small person(5 posts)

Handlebar and stem suggestion for small personsilroadbike
Jul 19, 2002 7:17 PM
I am looking for a 38 or 40 cm handlebar that is lightweight and performs well. I am also looking for a stem that is 70 or 80 mm length. Both are for my road bike. I have small hands and I weigh 100 lbs. I ride long distance, about 50-80 miles on the weekend and may do several triathlons.
re: Handlebar and stem suggestion for small personsprockets2
Jul 20, 2002 10:06 AM
I can't help with the bars...try your LBS, and/or think about a different shaped bar altogether-some alternative shape may offer a decent "in-close" arrangement. They are pretty hard to find these days, however. I put an old-fashioned moustache-like looking bar on my wife's position on our tandem. It is narrow but does the job.

For the stem, try I just got a 60cm stem from them (presuming you are talking threadless). If a quill is needed, keep looking, they are out there. Maybe Harris Cycles (on-line).
that would be 6cm, or 60mm nmsprockets2
Jul 20, 2002 10:07 AM
re: Handlebar and stem suggestion for small personlittleMoots
Jul 20, 2002 5:31 PM
Hi, you may want to try a TTT Forma or Forgie handlebar. I also have very small hands and I find that the shape of this bar really helps me reach the shifter/brake levers. These bars are measured outside-to-outside. Subtract 2 cm to get equivalent center-to-center size.
re: Handlebar and stem suggestion for small personroadcyclist
Jul 21, 2002 4:07 AM
Try Terry bicycles, they specialize in womens' bikes so they have small stems and bars (you needn't be a woman to be small).