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Do you use moustache bars?(6 posts)

Do you use moustache bars?adventurefind
Sep 14, 2002 8:15 PM
After the emotional regret of selling my nitto moustache bars, I am getting a brand new bar to put on my LeMond (thanks Jakob).
The comfort for long road rides is good, but the off roading ability is far better (I think) than regular drop bars. Since I don't race cross at the moment (making races come alive here: http://www.toastedhead.com/race.html), I am just going to enjoy riding with them again.

Check out one of my projects from the past...
re: Do you use moustache bars?JR007
Sep 16, 2002 9:24 AM
I haven't used them, but I'm interested in getting some. I'm in the process of putting a cross bike together mostly for commuting, trail riding, and like the idea of moustache bars. The only place I've seen them is Rivendell. Does anyone else make or sell them?
Sure, any bike shop can get them for you. Just reference part#2melow
Sep 16, 2002 10:23 AM
Quality Bicycle Products - Part# hb1011

Most bike shops order their parts from quality and can get you a set. Probably ~$70

Here is my commuter with moustache bars...
Wow, how tall are you?KenS
Sep 17, 2002 1:17 PM
The headtube is very long.
re: Do you use moustache bars?adventurefind
Sep 16, 2002 10:58 AM
You can also get them here: http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&ID=2977, and read on them here: http://www.stanford.edu/~dru/moustache.html
re: Do you use moustache bars?flyweight
Sep 17, 2002 2:07 PM
I used them for a while on my XO-1 and later on my MTB (paired them with an Allsop stem) They are nice though I wound replacing them with drops on both bikes.

My one tip of advice is that when you first set them leave the cable housing a bit long and don't tape them. Brake lever placement is extremely critical with these bars, far more so than on any other handlebar. Getting your brake levers set up in the sweet spot takes some trial and error. Leaving the bars untaped and the housing a bit long makes it super easy to tweak the levers so you can find the right placement.