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Nitto Moustache Handlebar(9 posts)

Nitto Moustache Handlebarnicholasdunford
May 18, 2003 10:47 PM
Cory was kind enough to give me the link to a place that sells these very interesting bars. According to the site they are exactly what I want for my commuter/weekend thrill ride Lemond. The only thing is I am trying to get a mentle picture on how they actually sit on your bike so I can determine if I would be interested, and it just isn't coming to me. Anyone have any experience? Explanations or pictures would be great.

Thanks
... is this what you're looking for?Akirasho
May 19, 2003 1:50 AM





Be the bike.
... is this what you're looking for?The Walrus
May 19, 2003 12:45 PM
What size (25.4 or 26.0) clamp are those intended for? I see road brake levers on there, but is the bar diameter narrow enough for MTB levers?
It's not my bike...Akirasho
May 19, 2003 6:26 PM
... sorry, can't give you specifics...

You might contact Gary at sales@gaansari.com for specifics.

Be the bike.
O.K.--thanks. I'll check it out. (nm)The Walrus
May 20, 2003 4:18 PM
I've tried them.......Alexx
May 19, 2003 3:27 AM
.....and couldn't stand them. Most people who ride moustache bars are doing so only to be different, so expect that a lot of riders with long, unkept beards will compliment you, should you buy them.
A little history on moustache bars: the main reason they exist is because, back in the 70's, Japanese schools wouldn't allow kids to bring bikes with drop bars to campus (encouraged reckless riding, or something, i guess...). Moustache bars were the compromise. So, they exist because schoolkids needed them-strange, huh?
I have a long, unkempt beard...Ray Sachs
May 19, 2003 5:44 AM
... and I don't much like them either. I have a set on my commuter and they're pretty good for short rides, but I can't stand them beyond 20 miles and don't much prefer them for anything over about 5 miles.

But, hey, lots of people DO like them, so they're worth a shot.

-Ray
I'm clean-shaven, and I love mine up to about 20 miles.Silverback
May 19, 2003 8:23 AM
My 'stache bar has been on three different bikes, and I love it for the first hour. After that, I begin to miss my normal drop-bar cruising position, on the tops near the stem. For anything up to 20 miles or so, though, it's pretty nice.
If you do get one, think about using a shorter and perhaps taller stem--the curved part of the bar sticks out farther than most drop bars.
re: Nitto Moustache HandlebarMJ
May 21, 2003 7:58 AM
I've got the moustache bar on my single speed commuter/rain bike (a 1970's British steel cyclcross frame) - it's a great commuting handlebar and I really enjoy it

I've done 60 miles in a day mixed on and offroad with it - it was comfortable throughout but given the choice I'll stick with drops for longer rides

you can't go wrong by checking it out...

pay no attention to any hippy/beardy slander - for appropriate reference listen to Fu Manchu's Weird Beard