• As title really, I've fitted these with a 60mm stem and I'm finding them quite flexy compared to my old bars which have been chopped cheap alu drops and a 501 flat bar. is it something other people using 'tashe bars find and do you get used to it over time?

  • not sure about flexy, just fucking ugly.

  • pj not sure about flexy, just fucking ugly.

    good grief, that was an especially wankerous response PJ...

  • sorry.

    it was, couldn't help it.

    NURSE...

    i imagine the sheer amount of extra metal makes them more flexy.

  • I think they are cool in a retro kinda way and I find them comfy, don't suit a modern lugless frame look though, horses for courses. I think the curved design also gives more leverage to twist them, making them more flexy, just wondered what other people though (about them flexing, not if they are ugly or not).

  • I don't know about the Nitto ones, I have the on-one moustache and I've never noticed any flexing. Could just be me tho.

  • Yes, yes, yes.....I am the (yawwwwwnn) List Man, but I'd still like to know...

    Which are the narrowest moustache bars that I can buy, please?

    I did say please.....though apparantly 99% of you have me on ignore. ;)

    I'm predicting replies from OOL, P-M, and maybe Mother Theresa.

  • i think it is one size fits all big guy!

  • Cheers for the reply mdizzle, but I'm pretty sure |'ve seen them advertised (possible not from Nitto though?), in different sizes. I was hoping for a 36cm. Though I'd expect a 38-40cm would be more easy to source.

    Anybody......?

  • i will measure mine....

  • ok damn wide is what mine are......not nitto tho'...can't remember the make and not taking the tape off to find out!sorry!

  • Cheers for the reply mdizzle, but I'm pretty sure |'ve seen them advertised (possible not from Nitto though?), in different sizes. I was hoping for a 36cm. Though I'd expect a 38-40cm would be more easy to source.

    Anybody......?

    Not much help, but if you find anything, could you give me a heads up (or, dare I say it, a list of options..) My bike is being vain and wanting a new seasons look.

  • Looking at the various options for a curving / double-curved / extra-positions bar, I thought I'd share the visual comparisons I found.

    Nitto Moustache

    Soma 3 Speed Bar

    Soma Major Taylor

    Soma Noah's Arc

    Soma Oxford

    Soma 3 Sparrow

    Ritchey Prologue Base

    Oval Cowhorn

    Profile Airwing Aero

    Nitto Montmarte (heads up from Greasy Slag)

    Nitto Albatross (again, Greasy Slag)

    Raleigh North Rounder (heads up Provenrad)

    I like the Ritchey Prologue Base (reversed, with the upturned final curves, sawn off). The Soma's are pretty, but all very wide, except for the Major Taylor.......which is like a first stage of bend after a normal track drop. The Soma Oxford would be the last stage of extreme bend.

  • Nitto Montmartes are the narrowest man, hard to get but lovely bars.

    I got a pair of Nitto Albatros, brand new going for list price if anyone is after a pair, PM me

  • ooohhh. Where can I get some of those Soma 3 Sparrow in London??
    Want to run them flipped:


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  • ...failing that I'll buy the £10 raleigh bars from SJS and bend / cut them myself.
    Would be happier if they were steel though...

  • I'm moving the photos and links to its own separate thread, as this thread can confuse, since its really about overly-flexing handlebars.

  • I got a pair of Nitto Albatros, brand new going for list price if anyone is after a pair, PM me

    Long time ago I know, but you don't still have these do you? (or know who can get these in the UK - Hubjub?)

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Nitto Moustache bars (anyone else find them a bit flexy)

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