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Are bar-ends cool?
Poll ended at Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:40 pm
Cool! I like putting my hands on them... 68%  68%  [ 28 ]
I'm caught in the middle. Used them- not used them- not bothered.... 22%  22%  [ 9 ]
Uncool! I don't need extensions to get me up dem hills... 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 41
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:04 pm 
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See, I'm torn with the voting... As far as I'm concerned, they're uncool - flat bars look soooo much better without them... BUT I will always use them as I like having a range of positions for my hands, and I couldn't have a bike without them...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:16 pm 
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Only Onza Tis and purple Control Stix are cool!

Have a soft spot for ultra stubbies, though not sure why...

Totally agree about the flat bar etiquette, mind.

Neil


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:15 am 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Only Onza Tis and purple Control Stix are cool!


Definately*.. I'd have to say cool.. 8)

* Caveat: On the right bike :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:34 am 
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Idea: lets see some pics of the most uncool bar ends you can find!

Starters: Not cool - (ignore the "bike")
They are way too high.

To look cool they've just got to line up with the stem.
And before anyone says it - that there is NOT my idea of a stem! :lol:

I voted cool - of course!


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Wowzers..

They're not Climbing Aids, they're Carrier Bag Retainers and Pedestrian Stabbers :lol:


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Wowzers..

They're not Climbing Aids, they're Carrier Bag Retainers and Pedestrian Stabbers :lol:


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Yeah, cool.................they keep pedestrians off your knuckles :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:27 am 
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Considering most of you think barends are cool very few of you actually have them on your bikes. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:15 pm 
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Voted yes, but they are some caveats...

bar ends must be short and stubby, they must also be at the same angle as a stem, and must never ever be used with risers


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:38 pm 
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For me they epitomise the early 90's, which means they are retro, hence they must be cool...

I have some on my Kona, and it has riser bars :oops: but it makes long climbs more comfy, plus they are quite funky x-lite stubbie ones ..


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