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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:09 am 
Pumpy's Bear
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Matching stem and bar is obviously a good thing (isn't it?) but would bars by the same manufacturer be too much?

To explain further, I have a (black) Syncros post and a (pewter) Syncros stem. Colour of course doesn't match but to my eyes it looks pretty good. Would adding Syncros bars be the step too far, over-Syncrosing the pudding if you like?


And if it would, any bar suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:16 am 
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Matching manufacturer for bar, stem and, if you like, bar-end combo fine.
Same colour, not fine.
I have just done red stem, alloy bar and red ends - IMO looks cool.
Tallpaul tried same colour for the whole lot and it didn't work; see his Zasker thread in readers bikes.

But......bikes are all personal taste and its only you that has to ride it, so whatever your happy with mate :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:23 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:29 am 
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Same colour/maker fine to me. Why not? If it a good maker then yes Didn't stop people buying Klein MC 1/2


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:55 am 
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I think it's nice if everything matches manufacturer wise, balances the build.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:02 am 
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Koga did bikes with Syncros everything in the early 90s. Looked ace 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:54 am 
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Rocky? All synchros inc forks?

Doesn't get any cooler than that 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:51 am 
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I agree an all-Syncros array is absolutely perfect - in fact if you saw a bike with a bit of Syncros, a bit of Easton and a bit of Thomson, you might think it looked a bit of a ragbag.

But I don't get this matching seat post and stem thing - ok, if you're saying don't have a black post and a silver stem, that's a bit like wearing gold and silver - but e.g., my Kilauea has a yellow Roox stem to echo the yellow decals, but I think a yellow post as well would be way too much, so I stick with the silver it was designed for (Syncros, natch).


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:53 am 
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ededwards wrote:
Matching stem and bar is obviously a good thing (isn't it?) but would bars by the same manufacturer be too much?

To explain further, I have a (black) Syncros post and a (pewter) Syncros stem. Colour of course doesn't match but to my eyes it looks pretty good. Would adding Syncros bars be the step too far, over-Syncrosing the pudding if you like?


And if it would, any bar suggestions?


Black Syncros bar, to match the 'post. 8)
Am I now a Style Policeman? :P

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:17 pm 
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Thanks guys, I'll chuck a load of Syncros at it and see what sticks


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