Sunday, November 22, 2015

my handlebars

Winter Larry asked about the bars on one of my bikes. On that bike, the Yellow Maserati, I have the Velo-Orange Gran Cru Course.

On the Krakow Monster, I have the Nitto B115.

They're similar. The Velo-Orange has an expanded section in the tube where it goes into the stem; the Nitto uses a tube-within-a-tube system. The Velo-Orange may have a bit more flare in the drops. The Velo-Orange is polished in the section between the tapes; the Nitto is bead-blasted, but both have brand markings.

I go for raw metal rather than black. My stems (also from Velo-Orange) are polished, as well.

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