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Offline ragincajun

Euro Touring Bars
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:44:47 pm »
What an adventure selecting the proper handlebars, right?  I am wondering if it is possible to order Koga Dali Handlebars with Koga Foam.  I don't want a world traveller since I prefer the Thorn Nomad with renolds steel tubing.  Here is a photo of the bars.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Koga-Miyata-Lightrunner-57cm_W0QQitemZ280056930738QQihZ018QQcategoryZ123471QQcmdZViewItem  

They are very hard to find, but I have to have them or a near exact duplicate.  Cab anyone offer a suggestion?  I do not see where they are sold as an accessory anywhere.  It looks best with an ITM Vertigo Stem which I cannot find as well.

Thanks,

Ron


Offline Sailariel

Euro Touring Bars
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 02:39:56 pm »
I believe that the Breezer Liberty comes with a set of those bars. Breezer, I think, is located in Portland, OR.


Offline ragincajun

Euro Touring Bars
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 03:03:49 pm »
Thanks a lot,  That was a BIG help.  I have been searching for these bars for a month! :) :) :)


Offline ragincajun

Euro Touring Bars
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007, 03:13:16 pm »
Sailariel,

I just went to the Breezer site.  The bars are the Steerhorn style.  They come strait out with a downward bend and then turn up.

The Koga Dali Bars are like side by side parenthesis.  They break to the middle.

They do not connect, however like other butterfly style bars and are covered in foam.  They are extremely comfortable and look great with the ITM Vertigo Stem.

Thanks for the effort!!!!


Offline biker_james

Euro Touring Bars
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 07:51:52 am »
Nashbar www.nashbar.com used to sell "trekking bars" that sound similiar to what you are looking for.


Offline BostonMc

Euro Touring Bars
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007, 09:18:02 pm »
Take a look at the Scott AT-4 bars

see ebay item #: 280089383142   

http://tinyurl.com/35yd3v

They are like the bull horn style but come around to meet in the middle with a bridge that doubles as a sort of aero position grip. Makes the bar quite a bit stiffer and gives tons of comfortable places to put your hands. I wrapped them with a cushy foam grip and used 'em all over Europe, OZ, and NZ for many, many miles with grat hand and wrist happieness.