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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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not some hoxton watering hole, but i'm after a few suggestions for a nice retro flat bar. all i can think of is the hyperlite/taperlite type thing but they are few and far between on the 'bay...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:58 pm 
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Pace RC sub 130?

Every evening I ride back from the station on one and hear it creak and remember the shopkeeper telling me in 1992 that it was designed for one season's racing and feel a: chuffed that i bucked the built in obsolecence, disposable culture...and b: scared that I am about to hit the deck as my ancient and none to strong thin walled alu bar is about to fail.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:03 pm 
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I've got two NOS purple Hyperlites sitting about.

I bought them as they are the only old school bars I would trust. I have two from 1993 which are still in use... not been in constant use but they are back on a bike now and it's like riding with an old friend.

I've also got a blue Sub130 which is cut short. To remind myself what riding with short handlebars is like without having to cut short another bar.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:09 pm 
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You can still get X-Lite Xpert bars online. Not technically retro, but there in spirit ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:02 pm 
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Pace Sub130's, Xlite Titaniums and remember those Scott bars with the built in Bar Ends? Cant remember the names of them, but they had a few in the range with different length "bar end" sections.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:27 pm 
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x-lites were great especially the ones with bonded in end caps - not so great for cutting down though ;-) pace bars i remember had some snapping issues, i have bar snap fear so the heavier taperlite might be the safest option.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:27 pm 
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
Pace RC sub 130?

Every evening I ride back from the station on one and hear it creak and remember the shopkeeper telling me in 1992 that it was designed for one season's racing and feel a: chuffed that i bucked the built in obsolecence, disposable culture...and b: scared that I am about to hit the deck as my ancient and none to strong thin walled alu bar is about to fail.

:)


bin it now


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Kneedowndean wrote:
Pace Sub130's, Xlite Titaniums and remember those Scott bars with the built in Bar Ends? Cant remember the names of them, but they had a few in the range with different length "bar end" sections.


AT2, AT3 and AT4. Higher the number, the more hand positions.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:37 pm 
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Titec Titanium or Syncros. Both with a shim. Looks very retro. My favorite: ibis titanium, but these are hard to find.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:56 pm 
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USE aluminium bars, with integral bolt on bar ends. Contact USE they may still have some NOS kicking around the warehouse. Available in narrow or super narrow.


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