Whizzer handlebar replacement

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Traveler, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    I am looking to replace an old vintage handlebar on my Whizzer and am wondering where to get a good replacement, or what style? I don't like the original large rounded style. My problem is knowing what style is common. I like the style Quenton uses on his restorations. What style is it? Thanks for any information.

  2. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    Same here,Thought about going to a bicycle shop first.
  3. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    Found on Amazon

    I found one on Amazon.com that looks about right.

    "Wald 896 Low-Rise Cruiser Bike Handlebar (26-Inches Wide, Chrome, 3-Inch Rise)" Sports; $11.99
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    That's the style that you'll find on most Whizzers, but I'm not sure about the width. I believe they're 28" wide (which would be the Wald 898). http://www.waldsports.com/index.cfm/898handlebars.html
  5. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    Thanks for the info,but mine appear to have been 26" wide before they were bent in shipping,28" sounds even better.
  6. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    Talked to the Wald Co.after that went to Amazon.com,both bars 896 and 898,26"&28" with shipping a tad over $25.00.Will be able to have the choice of the right fit.
  7. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    I've always liked the Riser bars from the early 1950's...we used 'em on our bicycles, then put 'em on our Whizzers!

    Here's a 1949 shot of two early Whizzers sporting Risers:

    See the young Whizzer rider second from left?

    This is Gary today, about 75-77 years old, still sporting Risers as he cruises across Montana!

    Risers...the most beautiful handlebars ever bolted to a Gooseneck!


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  8. Quenton Guenther

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  9. Traveler

    Traveler Member

    Which size handlebar do you use Quenton?
  10. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I use the #540 from Memory Lane. It is listed as 24". On the vintage Whizzers the controls are long and the #540 allows enough room to mount the control, clutch lever, and a mirror before the bend.

    I have one bike with the #539 [26"] but they are too long and I like the slightly shorter handlebars.

    The #540 is almost the same as the original Schwinn bars used on the 1950 Panther [DX], and the Schwinn Black Phantom [cantilever].

    Have fun,