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    Another Handlebar Question

    I've just acquired a bike that has the steerer tube cut shorter that what works with my normal bar of shoice (Salsa Cr. Mo. 17*) I'm looking for a bar with about .75-1" of rise but with at least 15* backsweep and NO up sweep. It would need to be in 31.8 so the Titec Jones is out. Any ideas???

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    isnt that what shims are for?
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    Shims are for valve lash.
    I have other reasons for avoiding the Titec. Excess weight, have no use for the 'horns', to much rise at 1.5".

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    I'm out of ideas.
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    Me too. I realize it's a narrow focus situation.

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    What about a higher rise stem and your beloved Salsa bars?

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    I run a 50mm stem. don't think I can get one with much rise. I went ahead and ordered the Carnegies, hoping that I can rotate them down enough to get them comfy yet still have some vertical gain. We''ll see. If they don't work, I have plenty of steerer on my rigid to use'em there.

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    +1 for the Ragley's I have two and they are GREAT. I just sold off my extra floWings. they would have worked too but you would have needed a shim.

    Nashbar has a medium sweep bar as well for super cheap.
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_200388

    its called the comfort handlebar because of the sweep. Its not half as cool as the Ragley
    but it is similar a bit more sweep at 30:

    31.8mm clamp, 720mm width, 23mm rise, 30 sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbchess
    +1 for the Ragley's I have two and they are GREAT. I just sold off my extra floWings. they would have worked too but you would have needed a shim.

    Nashbar has a medium sweep bar as well for super cheap.
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_200388

    its called the comfort handlebar because of the sweep. Its not half as cool as the Ragley
    but it is similar a bit more sweep at 30:

    31.8mm clamp, 720mm width, 23mm rise, 30 sweep.
    The Nashbar Handlebar has zero forward sweep, requiring a John Holmes length stem to keep your hands in the right position. Otherwise it is a nice bar, I ordered one just because it was only $20 but I would need a 140mm stem to put my hands in the same location as my Space Bar OR with a 100mm stem.

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