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I was finding the existing handlebars a little narrow, plus the brakes were the ‘wrong way round’ so off to eBay again and have purchased a pair of Belleri handle bars. Like my Mercier these bars started off life in St Etienne which was one of the reasons I chose them. They’ve got quite a deep drop compared to modern bars but feel light compared to the existing chrome steel ones.They also have a very slight outward flare.

To finish the job of I’ve fitted some black bar tape and Velox rubber end caps. I’m also on the lookout for some replacement brake lever covers as the ones that are fitted seem very fragile.