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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Back in 1992 I bought a Cannondale Beast of the East in Red with Pepperoni forks and a LX groupset.This ended up with a carbon seatpost,titanium stem and a huge set of red anodised(?) riser bars.Most of the groupset was eventually replaced with suntour greaseguard components for ease of maintenance and low weight (microdrive had appeared).With a pair of handbuilt Mavic 231's and kevlar beaded Specialized Ground Control tyres the resulting animal weighed about 25lbs and was a real hoot in its natural habitat off road.I seem to remember that the bars came from some other area of cycling,rather than conventional off roading,and were called bull bars.Touring bikes were also a source for unusual shaped bars.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:04 pm 
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mikee wrote:
True , we all had flats bitd , up till about 94/5 club roost go fast's were the first as I re call ,certainly in our area
Seemed to be the advent of mainstream full suss meant you needed risers

Was just answering mark Hendricks post

I do like bullmoose bars these days tho


Mark Hendrix :lol:

I had a mate in 92, fitted low rise M/X Renthals to his Trek 9500 Spacehopper, he had to make up a shim for the centre but they looked and worked great, inspired me to fit a set to my LTS DH 10 years later :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:20 pm 
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I had a mate in 92, fitted low rise M/X Renthals to his Trek 9500 Spacehopper, he had to make up a shim for the centre but they looked and worked great, inspired me to fit a set to my LTS DH 10 years later :)[/quote]


I did the same but to my trail bike in the late 70's / early 80's, they were gold anno & used a Coke can shim :) They always moved though as i could never get the bolt on the road stem tight enough :?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Gruff wrote:
I did the same but to my trail bike in the late 70's / early 80's, they were gold anno & used a Coke can shim :) They always moved though as i could never get the bolt on the road stem tight enough :?


Made my shim out of a bit of seatpost (a two inch section split down the middle), worked perfect :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:28 am 
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jimihendrix wrote:
Gruff wrote:
I did the same but to my trail bike in the late 70's / early 80's, they were gold anno & used a Coke can shim :) They always moved though as i could never get the bolt on the road stem tight enough :?


Made my shim out of a bit of seatpost (a two inch section split down the middle), worked perfect :wink:


I was only 10 in 1980 so didn't think like that :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:49 am 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
Tazio wrote:
Bad back so risers for me.


I'm with this guy.. Do what is comfortable.




+1 here, for me comfort is key


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