Anyone want some 'tweener' bars?

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Anyone want some 'tweener' bars?

Postby Hotdog » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:31 am

As part of my recent upgrade of my recumbent I bought a pair of new Bacchetta Aero handelbars, to replace the stock Strada handlebar. The Aero bars are less flared and as a result slightly narrower, close to shoulder width, and so in theory ought to be slightly more aerodynamic (at the expense of less leg clearance). As I was going to be taking everything to bits to replace the shifters and levers anyway it seemed like a good opportunity to try out different handlebars too.

That was the plan, anyway, but when I started bringing the new parts together I noticed that it isn't just the angle of flare that differs between the two Bacchetta handlebars. The bars have two seperate bends on each side, the first bends the bars back towards the rider and then a second bends the bars downwards by about 45 degrees. With the Strada bars these two bends are close together, giving a nice long straight section at the bar ends, but for some reason the bends on the Aero bars are further apart leaving only a short straight section for levers, shifters & grips. Yep, my shiny new dual control levers won't fit on my shiny new handlebars :evil:

Anyway, I now have a set of brand new, unused Bacchetta Aero 'tweener' handlebars sitting around gathering dust, and since I like dual control levers so much I can't see me using them at any point. So, anyone interested in taking them off my hands?
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by BNA » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:06 pm


Postby rdp_au » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:06 pm


I could be interested in the bars. Send me a PM to discuss.


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Re: Anyone want some 'tweener' bars?

Postby ReCarDeaux » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:44 am

I am wondering if you might still have your "tweener" bars. Richard
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