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Offline obinja

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« on: July 23, 2012, 05:54:33 pm »
I am thinking of switching to a different handlebar. I am very narrow in the shoulders and my drop bars are a little wide. I'm also considering a more upright position.
Anybody know anything about the Nitto Moustache? Ever use a set? Any thoughts, opinions? I also can't seem to find the specs, like the width from handle to handle.
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Offline gregg

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 11:18:58 pm »
You might also consider these: Kalloy trekking (butterfly) handlebars. I like the ones that I have a lot. I got them at

Offline DaveB

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 08:55:58 am »
Here is Rivendell Bicycle works page on those nitto handlebars:

You could call or e-mail them for more details.

Offline rcrampton

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 02:35:28 am »
If you have an REI nearby you can try out the butterfly handlebars on their Novara Safari. I've used them and drop bars but never moustache style.

I do like a more upright position because it lets me see without craning my neck too much. I try to roughly match the 90 degree angle between arms and back as discussed in the posture article in a recent Adventure Cycling magazine.

Offline rifleman3353

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 06:52:11 am »
Cant comment on the handlebars but if your wanting to raise the height of your stem,several companys make a stem riser.I bought one.The company that made mine is will raise your stem up to 3 inches.

Offline adventurepdx

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 07:31:24 pm »
Can't comment on the handlebars but if you're wanting to raise the height of your stem, several companies make a stem riser. I bought one.

After what happened with my girlfriend's stem riser, I'd be wary to use one.

She put a stem riser on her Novara Randonee for the added height. It worked fine. Then she put a front rack on the bike and loaded it up for a tour. The added weight on the fork caused the stem to come undone from the stem riser, while she was riding the bike. It was a bit unnerving, to say the least. And no amount of tightening made it work again. So she had to get a new, longer stem.

Handlebar risers may work when you don't have a load on the front end of a bicycle, but I would be cautious about loading up the front.

Offline rifleman3353

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 11:49:10 am »
Have not used mine yet but thanks for the heads up.