Handlebars

July 14, 2014

updated 2021-12

Contents: 

1. Aftermarket Handlebars

2. Original Handlebars 

 

 

 

1. Aftermarket Handlebars


width 26
height 8.5
rise 7.5
clamp length 4.0
control length 6.5
pull back 4.0

 

Stock Moped chrome $25  thickness 0.872″ (22.14) 
Fits clamp type (22.6) controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls, but some need sanding.

The width cannot be reduced by cutting
because the control length is already short, 6.5″. 


width 30
height 2.0
rise 2.3
clamp length 5.0
control length 8.2
pull back 4.7  

 

GP Touring chrome $25  thickness 0.869″ (22.07) 
Fits clamp type controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls,
but others require careful sanding of the high places. 

For most mopeds that only need 6″ of control length, the ends
can be cut up to 2.0″, to reduce the width by ≈3.5″, from 30 to 26.5″.


width  29
height  3.0
rise 2.0
clamp length 4.2
control length 9.0
pull back  3.1

 

Superbike chrome $25  thickness 0.869″ (22.07) 
Fits clamp type (22.6) controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls,
but others require careful sanding of the high places.

Superbike black $25  thickness 0.890″ (22.6) 
Only fits clamp type (22.6) controls.
With wedge type controls, the 22.6 mm bar does not fit into
the fixed-size hole (modern 22.3 or vintage 22.0 mm).
The black powder coating must be sanded off, to reduce the thickness.
But it is difficult to not scratch the exposed area.
 

For most mopeds that only need 6″ of control length, the ends can
be cut up to 3.0″, to reduce the width by ≈5″, from 29 to 24″.


width 29
height 5.0
rise 3.0
clamp length 4.8
control length 8.2
pull back 3.3

 

Daytona chrome $25  thickness 0.869″ (22.07 mm) 
Fits clamp type (22.6) controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls, but others need sanding.

Daytona black $25  thickness 0.885″ (22.5 mm) 
Only fits clamp type (22.6) controls.
With wedge type controls, the 22.6 mm bar does not fit into
the fixed-size hole (modern 22.3 or vintage 22.0 mm).
The black powder coating must be sanded off, to reduce the thickness.
But it is difficult to not scratch the exposed area.
 

For most mopeds that only need 6″ of control length, the ends
can be cut up to 2.0″, to reduce the width by ≈3.5″, from 29 to 25.5″.


width 28
height 0
rise 0
clamp length 6.0
control length 9.5
pull back  2.6

 

Drag bars chrome $22  thickness 0.869″ (22.07) 
h
Fits clamp type (22.6) controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
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Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls, but others need sanding.

Drag bars black $22  thickness 0.885″ (22.5) 
Only fits clamp type (22.6) controls.
With wedge type controls, the 22.6 mm bar does not fit into
the fixed-size hole (modern 22.3 or vintage 22.0 mm).
The black powder coating must be sanded off, to reduce the thickness.
But it is difficult to not scratch the exposed area.
 

For most mopeds that only need 6″ of control length, the ends
can be cut up to 3.5″, to reduce the width by 7″, from 28 to 21″.

 


width 28
height 0
rise 3.3
clamp length 5.5
control length 10
pull back 5.9

 

Clubman chrome N/A  thickness 0.869″ (22.07) 
Fits clamp type (22.6) controls and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
Fits some vintage wedge type (22.0) controls, but others require sanding.

These bars are shown inverted, with the rises going upward.
In this position the bars are higher, but still at an angle that feels right.
Normally they are installed with the rises going down and forward.
That position is what racing bikes have, for reduced wind drag.

For most mopeds that only need 6″ of control length, the ends
can be cut up to 4″, to reduce the width by 8″, from 28 to 20″.

 


This has a 1 by 1.7″ center bulge.
Because of that, it only fits 08-17
Tomos or bikes with that fork.

width 20.3
height  5.0
rise 4.8
clamp length 3.5
control length 6.0
pull back 2.5

 

2009 Tomos Sprint
with Wald 3346 bars

Wald 3346 chrome $15 
thickness  7/8″ 0.0876 (22.3)
Only fits clamp type (22.6) controls
and modern wedge type (22.3) controls.
This is the only 7/8″ handlebar offered
here that is truly 7/8 = 0.875 inch,
because it’s American made.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Original Handlebars


Most Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) handlebars are available in a range of conditions. All are straight, unless noted. Some are new, some good used, and some are pitted, peeling or scratched. Some have tiny scuffs from being jostled around in parts bins. They are priced accordingly. Photos of actual choices are available, by email. 

Dual standards: Vintage European original bicycle and moped handlebars are 21.9 to 22.0 mm, to fit 22.0 controls. This metric standard lasted until the 1980’s. After the 80’s most European handlebars became 22.3 mm = 7/8 inch. 

 

Cimatti


1975 Cimatti City Bike

Cimatti 3110
$20-$45 good used

thick 0.862 (21.9mm)
width 24
height 9.6
rise  9.3
pull back 6.5
clamp length 3.0
control length 6.2

 

These bars have a plate and a clamp. The clamp has the strength to hold the bar, while the plate keeps it in that one position. The clamp will still hold if the plate is cut off. Without the plate the bar position is adjustable. Curiously this Cimatti handlebar is made by Garelli. See the tilted G logo?

 


70’s Cimatti Chic

Cimatti 2940 bars with levers
$70 very good used

thick 0.862″ (21.9 mm)
width 23
height 9.5
rise 10.0
clamp length 3.5
pull back  7.3
control length  6.2

 

 

Garelli


’76 Garelli Eureka Flex

Garelli 1975-79 bars-with-stem
500.204.5100 $35 rusted (shown)

thick 0.862 (21.9 mm)
width 22.5
height 7.9 plus stem
rise 8.3 plus stem
clamp length —
control length 5.8
pull back 5.1

These bars are on 1975-79 Garelli mopeds. They can adjust up and down, by how far the stem is inserted.

 


1978 Super Sport XL

Garelli 1977-79 high bars-with-stem
none available

thick 0.862 (21.9 mm)
width  23?
height
rise
clamp length  —
control length  5.8?
pull back

These bars are on 1977-78 Garelli Supersport XL and others.

 


’78 Garelli Super Sport LTD

Garelli 1978-79 bars-with-plate
none available

thick 0.862 (21.9 mm)
width 23,
height 11.1
rise 10.2
clamp length  —
control length 5.7
pull back 3.6

 

These bars are on certain 1978-79 models. The bottom of the handlebar has a chrome steel plate that says Garelli. The chrome handlebar plate bolts to the painted fork top plate. The fork top plate is made of stamped sheet steel. For these bolt-on bars the fork top plate was made too thin, causing most to crack near the edges of the handlebar plate. Garelli soon realized this problem, and stopped making the bars-with-plate design in 1979.

 


1978 Garelli VIP

Garelli 1978-86 clamp-on bars
507643.5100  none available

thick 0.862 (21.9 mm)
width
height
rise

clamp length
control length

pull back

These bars are on most 1980-86 Garelli, US models, and 1978-79 VIP and LTD (mag wheel) deluxe models. For about one year in 1978-79 all three handlebar designs were on Garelli mopeds, handlebar-with-stem, handlebar-with-plate, and clamp-on handlebar. But by 1980, all models had the clamp-on handlebar design, with strengthened fork top plate that did not crack easily.

 

Gitane


1978 Gitane Confort

Gitane (Testi) bars-with-plate
052181 $40 good used (shown)

thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ 21.9 mm
width 23.5
height 5.4
rise 6.6
clamp length —
control length 6.2
pull back 6.5

The 1977-80 Gitane mopeds (US models, made by Testi) had this bolt-on handlebar.

 

Honda


1978 Honda NC50

Honda NC50 Express
1977-79   $50 (shown)

thick 0.862 (21.9 mm)
width  23.5
height  9.5
rise  8.3
clamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
pull back  3.0

These clamp-on bars are on 1977-79 Honda NC50 Express and PA50 Hobbit. They have large holes for the electrical wires to go inside the handlebar. They have small holes for the little pins that hold the controls in a fixed position. They also have rubber-grommet covered holes for the throttle and choke or decomp cable. So altogether there are 7 holes. 

 


Kreidler

Kreidler bars
355.0301 $45 good used

Kreidler bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ 21.9 mm
xxxxxxx width  24″
xxxxxx height  8.7
xxxxxxxx rise  8.8
xclamp length  3.2
control length  6.3
xxxx pull back  3.5

These clamp-on bars are on Kreidler Flory MP9 and MP19 mopeds. The handlebar has a short tab under the center, that fits into a slot in the fork top plate.

 

 


Motobecane

Motobecane clamp-on bars
21143 $20 – $40 used, straight

1977 Motobecane 50V

Motobecane 50V bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ 21.9 mm
xxxxxxx width  21.5
xxxxxx height  6.3
xxxxxxxx rise  6.2
xclamp length  3.5
control length  5.5
xxxx pull back  4.6

These bars are on 1975-1980 Motobecane mopeds, US models 7, 40, 50, 50V, Moby, Le Moped.

 


Peugeot

Peugeot 103 bars
56320 (not available)

1977 Peugeot 103 LVS

Peugeot 103LVS bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ 21.9 mm
xxxxxxx width
xxxxxx height
xxxxxxxx rise
xclamp length
control length
xxxx pull back

These bars are on Peugeot 103LS and 103LVS models. They are so scarce that no sample was available for a photo and measurement.

 

 

 

1980 Peugeot 103 SPB

Peugeot SP bars
52711 $70 new old stock

Peugeot 103SP bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ 21.9 mm
xxxxxxx width  22.3
xxxxxx height  7.5
xxxxxxxx rise  7.0
xclamp length  2.8
control length  6.5
xxxx pull back  4.2

These bars are on 102SP and 103SP models. They have thin wall tubing, for light weight, but they bend easily. So unbent originals are scarce.

 

 

 


Puch

Puch 1969-77 Maxi bars-with-stem
349..232..1000 $35 used, pitted

1977 Puch Maxi
bars-with-stem

Puch 1969-77 bars-with-stem

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ (21.9mm)
xxxxxxx width  23″
xxxxxx height  6.0 plus stem
xxxxxxxx rise  6.0 plus stem
xclamp length  —-
control length  5.5
xxxx pull back  2.8

These bars are on early Puch Maxi models, 1969 to 1977. The height is adjustable by the position of the stem.

 

1977 Puch Maxi
with clamp-on bars

Puch Maxi 1977-86 clamp-on bars
321..532..3011 see below for prices

Puch 1977-86 bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ (21.9mm)
xxxxxxx width 24.2″
xxxxxx height  8.8
xxxxxxxx rise  8.6
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back 4.3

These clamp-on bars are on 1978-79 Maxi Luxe, Newport, Maxi II, and 1980-86 Maxi, Maxi Luxe, Newport II.  

 

Puch Maxi fork top plates
L for bars-with-stem $15 – $10
R  for clamp-on bars  $35 – $30

1. $25 straight, clean, but pitted
2. $25 straight, clean, but pitted
3. $25 straight, clean, but pitted
4. $10 straight, badly pitted
5. $20 straight, clean, pitted
6. $20 straight, clean, pitted
7. $10 straight, badly pitted
8. $15 straight, but pitted
9. $45 straight, nice, some pitting
10. $50 straight, almost no pitting
11. $60 straight, no pitting, like new
12. $25 straight, dark blue sparkle

 

 

1985 Puch Maxi,
with tall bars

Puch tall bars
321..432..3011  N/A  used scratched

Puch tall bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.866″ 22.0 mm
xxxxxxx width 25.7
xxxxxx height  10.6
xxxxxxxx rise  10.3
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  4.1

These bars are the same as Maxi bars but taller. They are on 1977-78 Sport, Sport MkII, and 1984-86 Maxi, Maxi Sport LS, Maxi Sport LS 2. They are heavy because of thick wall tubing. 

 

1980 Magnum II

Puch tall cross bars
321..832..3011 $25-$35 used pitted

Puch tall cross bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ (21.9mm)
xxxxxxx width 25.7
xxxxxx height  10.6
xxxxxxxx rise  10.3
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  4.5

These bars are the same as tall bars, but have a curved crossbar. They are on 1979-86 Sport, Sport MkII and 1980 Magnum II.

 

1978 Magnum MkII

Puch Magnum cross bars
321..132.8012 N/A

Puch low cross bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.862″ (21.9mm)
xxxxxxx width 25″
xxxxxx height  8.6
xxxxxxxx rise  8.4
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  4.3

These bars are similar to Maxi bars, but shorter and with a curved crossbar. They are on 1978-79 Magnum XK, Magnum MkII.

 

 


Sparta

1980 Sparta Buddy

Sparta handlebars, 8 available, from
$20 scuffed or faded, to $60 like new

Sparta bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.871″ (22.1mm)
xxxxxxx width 22.8
xxxxxx height  6.3
xxxxxxxx rise  7.3
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back 5.6

 

There are several mopeds with these handlebars: Sparta Foxi GT, Sparta Buddy, Sparta Lucky, Sparta Flying Dutchman, and others. These bars are the same as Batavus VA, Batavus Starflite, Batavus Regency bars, but with more pullback. They are made in Holland with high quality chrome that resists rusting.

 


Tomos

1979-86 Tomos controls
(made by Magura)

1986-91 Tomos controls
(made by Domino)

1992-08 Tomos controls
(made by HR)

< These Tomos controls do not have a post, so the handlebar does not need holes.

 

 

 

 

 

2001-07 Tomos controls
(made by Domino)

2008-13 Tomos controls
(made by TBS)

< These Tomos controls have a post that goes into a hole in the handlebar. When changing handlebars, holes have to be drilled. The holes have to be in a particular place to make the levers the same, and at the correct angle. 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Tomos Bullet

Tomos 1974-1979 bars with stem
209.178 $45 used (shown)

Tomos 1974-1979 bars-with-stem

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.867″ (22.0mm)
xxxxxxx width  23.4
xxxxxx height  7.0
xxxxxxxx rise  6.8
xclamp length  —-
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  3.2

This stem type handlebar is what bicycles have. Older mopeds were more like bicycles. The stem can be positioned to make the bars higher or lower.

 

 

 

1979-1991 Tomos bars chrome
214810 $20 rusty, to $60 almost new

1987 Tomos Bullet

Tomos 1979-1991 bars

xxx thickness ∼7/8″ 0.867″ (22.0mm)
xxxxxxx width 24.3
xxxxxx height  7.6
xxxxxxxx rise  7.0
xclamp length  3.5
control length  6.5
xxxx pull back  3.8

 

 

 

1985 Golden Bullet

Tomos 1985-08 bars black
222888 N/A new (no holes)
222888 $13-$18 used

Tomos 1985-2008 bars

xxx thickness  ∼7/8″ 0.0875″ (22.2mm)
xxxxxx width  24″
xxxxxx height  7.5
xxxxxxxx rise  7.9
xclamp length  4.0
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  3.7

These bars do not have the holes for 2008-13 controls.

 

 

2010 Tomos ST

Tomos 2008-13 bars black
242199 N/A new (with holes)
242199 $12-$25 used 

Tomos 2008-2013 bars

xxx thickness  ∼7/8″ 0.0875″ (22.2mm)
xxxxxx width  24″
xxxxxx height  7.5
xxxxxxxx rise  7.9
xclamp length  4.0
control length  6.0
xxxx pull back  3.7

These bars have the holes for late-model Domino or TBS controls.

 

 

Tomos Streetmate bars chrome
236416 $30 used (with holes)

2005-12 Streetmate

Tomos Streetmate bars

xxx thickness  ∼7/8″ 0.0872″ (22.2mm)
xxxxxx width  26.2″
xxxxxx height  4.2
xxxxxxxx rise  5.6
xclamp length  4.3
control length  7.7
xxxx pull back  5.7

These have holes for late Domino or TBS controls.

 

Tomos Revival bars chrome
242042 $40 (with holes)

2002-12 Tomos Revival

Tomos Revival bars

xxx thickness  ∼7/8″ 0.0872″ (22.2mm)
xxxxxx width  25.0″
xxxxxx height  6.6
xxxxxxxx rise  8.1
xclamp length  4.3
control length  7.5
xxxx pull back  6.7

These have holes for late Domino or TBS controls.