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 Post subject: White grips?
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:12 pm 
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Hi, I was just wondering about something...

As some of you know one of my builds is a white/black/silver themed KLEIN Rascal 8) :D Now I was thinking about my handlebar setup (well, I'm at work so what else to think about hehe)... I'm gonna use a NOS KLEIN MC1 bar/stem combo, have NOS XTII thumbies on it and I just got me some NOS XT M733 canti brake levers too. So this is just about all black.

So I was wondering, is there something like WHITE mtb grips?? Because I think it would be pretty cool to have white grips on it. This way I'll have a black handlebar/stem, it has white "KLEIN Mission Control" on the stem, black levers/shifters (well, kinda black since the thumbies have silver as well), white grips then... a sliver headset and black SwitchBlades to finish it off.

So, do they excist? WHITE mtb grips? Have been looking around on e-bay 'n stuff but mostly see white BMX grips there. And don't think they would do for use with thumbies because of the uhm... upstanding edges?? (or how's one say that in English?).

Anyway, advice is welcome...

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Clear grips?

Always thought they look ace and have been stocking up recently on several pairs ready to put on all my bikes with a few to spare when they run out. Only issue is if you have scratched bars, but if you have a nos mc1 setup this isn't an issue.

Other than that you could stick with some black speedgrips (with proper yeti man plugs of course!) to keep it low key and black up front...?


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Ha! I used to have those grips on my avalanche, but they were really long and wrapped around my bull-horn bars! Got dirty sooo quick;y though and looked awful. They were incredibly sticky in the heat and my gloves were always covered in marks and bits of peeled rubber...!


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or these oury grips

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 3:43 pm 
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retrobikeguy wrote:


Yeah I came across these... but somehow the look like the kind of grips that you'll find on those little pink girls bike (age 3 - 6) :oops:

Of course clear could be an option as well... any pics of how that's gonna look?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 4:09 pm 
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Of course clear could be an option as well... any pics of how that's gonna look?


I'll have clear Porcipaws on my Hyperlite soon.

I'm going to do what I did backintheday and stick the Onza stickers that you get with the Porcipaws on the bar under the grips.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:17 pm 
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I've put some clear yeti speed grips on my non-retro klein recently (and before you say, yes i know my bar ends aren't the same angle... :oops: :lol: )

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:42 pm 
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Void(EN12-82) wrote:
Yeah I came across these... but somehow the look like the kind of grips that you'll find on those little pink girls bike (age 3 - 6) :oops:




Ooohh no - you gotta try them Void...Oury's are wonderful grips> Really cushioning and grippy and last a long time. Very popular with SS'ers. Been running them on my hardtails for years.

If you need some, I have a friend that distributes them (but over here - UK).



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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:38 pm 
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@Wu-tangled: Hmmm... so maybe I'll try em then? I mean they're on e-bay all the time for about 10 bucks (in dollah, so that's about 6,50 euros hehe).

@mojo: Hey dude, did you notice that your bar ends aren't the same angle... hehehe :twisted: :D :lol: :P


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