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    Nitto bar help

    Hi folks, I saw this old Specialized Expedition the other day and was super jealous of these bars he had on it (the bike wasn't for sale). Nobody had any idea what they were. It seems obvious that they are Nitto heat treated, but I can't place them, can't find a picture of them online anywhere, etc. and it's driving me crazy. Can anyone identify these bars? They felt super comfortable. Thank you!

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    Looks like the Jitensha-designed Nitto flat bars to me.

    custom flat handlebar

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    Looks comfy

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    Looks a bit like the Nitto Nordeast.

    Hang on (goes to Google), here you go:

    Universal Cycles -- Nitto B206 Nordeast Handlebar

    They do look good. Ritchey make a modern equivalent which is aimed at 29ers, as they have the sweep of a riser without the rise. I'm thinking of getting the Ritcheys for my 29er but you've inspired me to look at the Nittos for one of my other rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Looks like the Jitensha-designed Nitto flat bars to me.

    custom flat handlebar
    The shop I'd most like to live over. Ever.

    (And I've lived over a shop)

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    Great stuff, guys. Thank you.

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    May you never have to ride on gilded splinters. Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    The shop I'd most like to live over. Ever.

    (And I've lived over a shop)
    Ha. That's a noisy street. But yeah. The starkness is pretty gorgeous. Their bike stand area was ridiculously clean too. Not a drop of oil on the hardwood floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Ha. That's a noisy street. But yeah. The starkness is pretty gorgeous. Their bike stand area was ridiculously clean too. Not a drop of oil on the hardwood floors.
    High point of American noise right here: Etta James + Doctor John 'I'd Rather Go Blind' 1987 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    High point of American noise right here: Etta James + Doctor John 'I'd Rather Go Blind' 1987 - YouTube
    (sorry... wine.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    (sorry... wine.)
    Don't be (post more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Don't be (post more).
    (Nice! But I won't indulge. One and done)

    Dr John can go all night chile... Big Chief - Superjam ft Dr John, Dan Auerbach, Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 2011 | Bonnaroo365 - YouTube

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    I think I have something similar in my shop. I'll have to dig.

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    Nice selection, Mainly. Someone tell IZM he's fired.

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    I was thinking the same thing, Chef.

    Hey Cog. You're like a sleeper dude. 7 years with no posts and suddenly you post today?! Welcome to the forum.

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    Hey, thanks. I've been in a time warp, as it appears I registered just before I started grad school, though I'd since forgotten. I come here from time to time, but hadn't posted because this forum is potentially a slippery slope to not completing a dissertation. My dissertation is now finished, so I decided to register today and found my email address was already used... by me as it turns out.

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    Congratulations!

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    Thanks! I don't mean to highjack the thread, but as my dissertation is bike focused, here it is if interested: Big Dummy Daddy: A little light reading

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