Thursday, 20 January 2011

Update on Lauterwasser bars


Quite some time ago I mentioned that Soma Fab had e mailed me with some questions concerning the production of some classic Lauterwasser bars. As my Humber has a pair of these bars I gave them a good review of the bar and hoped that one day they would finally go into production. Well that day has arrived as you can now see them on the Soma Fab website. The nice thing is they are now making them in alloy & steel so I'd like to say a big thanks to Soma Fab for making these available again and I will be stocking these bars at Furumachi Bicycle as soon as they are available in Japan.

The info below was taken from the Soma Fab website as well as the photo posted above

At Soma we love bringing back obscure designs. The original Lauterwasser bars were hand made by English Olympic cyclist and cycling engineer Jack Lauterwasser in the 1930's.
We updated it to accept modern 25.4mm stems and mountain bike style grips and levers. With its shallow drop, there is no excuse not ride in the drops.

Specs:

• 480mm width
• 90mm drop
• 22.2mm grip area
• 25.4 mm center
• In polished aluminum or
chrome-plated steel