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Wald 867 Low-Rise Cruiser Bike Handlebar (20-Inches Wide, Chrome, 4-Inch Rise)
The little brother to our classic 828, 872, 896, and 898 bars, this bar features a 1-inch clamp area (which equates to, you guessed it, 25.4 mm), a 4-inch rise, and sports a 20-inch wingspan for squeezing through tight gaps.
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Good inexpensive bars, but...
by: on: 27-Jul 2010
I like the classic shape of these bars and the 4 inch rise means you won't have to extend your stem so high to have a good upright riding position. But it appears they are designed to go best with single speed and/or coaster brake bikes. The grip section is too short to fit a hand grip plus brake lever plus bar-mounted shifters (grip shift or thumb shift). I'm disappointed about this, and my project city bike will have to use either a stem shifter or maybe end shifters. The Kalloy Tourist bar is another comparably-priced bar that may be better for my setup (but doesn't have the rise).
by: on: 19-Oct 2009
I have a ten speed bike that I transitioned into an indoor stationary bike and the handle bars of the ten speed was too low and too narrow. So I purchased a stem and handle bars which are working fine and giving me a more relaxing ride and by purchasing a brake cable the bike's brakes and gears are still working like new.
I love these classy vintage handlebars
by: on: 14-Aug 2009
A friend of mine in San Francisco turned me on to these when he replaced the drop bars on his vintage 80's Bianchi with these bars. Even though they have a an upright position on them, the sleek straight front bar and backward handlebars give them a fast look that makes them perfectly at home on a roadie. With vintage roadie bikes where the shifters are on the downtube the inability to put gear shifters on them doesn't cause any problem. The other thing I like about them is if you use a Wald Front basket the straight front end doesn't interfere with putting anything, (like say a dog!) in the basket. As opposed to mustache bars.
The other thing I've done is tilt them down a little (so the back of the handgrip is pointing downward a little rather than parallel with the ground). This way when you lean into them the angles matching my wrist position.
by: on: 13-Jun 2008
I wasn't actually able to use this on my bike, but this handlebar is a really neat shape. Very simple & sleek with a little bit of style.
The problem is that these cannot accomodate the long brake levers found on older schwinns, nor can they accomodate a gripshift + brake setup. The straight part where your hands would go is too short for these setups.
I still give it 4 stars cause they are really nice and I am going to have to find to make these work on one of my other bikes.
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