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Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« on: March 06, 2010, 09:42:57 AM »
I use drop down handle bars but I am thinking of getting a new touring bike with a butterfly handlebar (it's more a european thing I guess). I like the way it offers so many different positions, including a more "sitting up" position. But I had some difficulties to find any (it's a shame cyclocamping.com don't carr any  ;D). Anyway, does anyone have any models they can recommend?
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 02:54:03 PM by Stephane »

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 07:01:05 AM »
The Koga Miyata Travler comes with ITM bars. If you Google Koga Miyata and look at the "Traveler" they use a gorgeous set of ITM bars on that bike. Wall Bike use to sell ITM bars but I don't know if they do any longer. Nashbar also sells butterfly bars but they are not as sexy as the ITM bars.

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 11:56:32 AM »
LHT, thank you for your response. Yes, the Koga Traveller has the ITM synergic handlebar but I can't find anyone who carry just the bar. I checked Nashbar, I found a mustache handlebar (which I don't really like) but I could not find any butterfly bars, did I overlook? I am hoping cyclocamping will stock the Modolo pretty soon http://www.cyclocamping.com/products.asp?man=76 they are pricey but are exactly what I need (i should email Stephane I guess). I wonder why the butterfly handlebars are so hard to find in the US! They are all over the place in Europe, and in my opinion they make so much more sense for bicycle touring. Anyway, if you or anyone else have anymore info... let me know.

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 07:54:11 AM »
 This is Wall Bike. They have butterfly bars, I'm not sure if this is to your liking but I have ordered from them in the past and they are very good people to deal with. Wall Bike also used to sell ITM bars though they might have discontinued them, a phone call or email to them may help you on your search.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 11:24:10 AM by Stephane »

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 09:56:37 AM »
The butterfly bars I have are the same as the brand name bikes sold by REI, Starts with a "N". I also got my LBS to find a supplier so I could buy a 2nd. set for my wife's bike as we've converted our Jamis hardtail MTB's to "touring hybrids". I've had both styles of bars and really prefer the "butterfly or trekking" bars to drop bars, YMMV.
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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 01:56:48 PM »
I don't get on with the drop bars so I got the Modolo Yuma Traveller Multi Position Hybrid Bars and have modified them a bit. Here is what I have done -  http://www.woollypigs.com/2009/11/lht-butterfly-handle-bars/ - not really there yet, say 95% there, but I love the set up I have now.

Not sure what the exchange rate are but they are at SJS here in the UK.
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Modolo-Modolo-Yuma-Traveller-Multi-position-Hybrid-bars-560mm-centre-to-centre--Black-15573.htm

Have you seen the Titec H-bars, I'm sure that I would get on with them along with some "ergo" grips.
http://www.profile-design.com/titec/products/handlebars/other--handlebars-/h-bar.html

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 03:19:22 PM »
I recently purchased butterfly bars through my LBS that came from http://www.BBBparts.com/handlebars_bhb30.php . They are fantastic, come in silver or black  and they have lots in stock! The ergonomics are just right for touring.

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 03:36:38 PM »
The BBB-30 is available here at a $29.90, it is indeed a great handlebar: http://www.cyclocamping.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BHB-30
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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 04:19:35 PM »
hahaha, Oooops! Sorry Stephane, didn't know you had them but that's great!

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Re: Butterfly handlebars vs. drop down handlebars?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2010, 09:31:09 AM »
no reason to be sorry   ;) that is what the forum is for, exchanging information, right?
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