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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:05 pm 
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I Bought these MONSTERS off a local stall for peanuts, wanted you guys to get a look at them.

Think they could have been made by a finish company called H.Mans.

Brace yourselves for the 80's world of SUSPENDED BAR ENDS.

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How totally nuts are these?!?!?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:35 pm 
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errr.....cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:12 pm 
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now I love those, so pointlessly over engineered - they must be german!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:19 pm 
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not sure with where the springs are how they would have actually achieved anything except soften the blow if you hit a tree head on while holding the bar ends and cycling backwards at the same time - surely wouldn't help on up/down bumps?!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:56 pm 
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Oh my!

I love the look of them but I can't see any practical reason for them to exist! :) Somebody must know something about them??


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:06 am 
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are they for running dual slalom gates? IE protecting your hands & bouncing the poles off the bars?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:30 pm 
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Crikey :shock: ....Are you sure thats what they are intended for?? I have to say i have some doubts :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Imagine also if you swiped a branch of a tree in passing with your hands on the normal part of the handlebars and the springloaded bit compressed onto your hands - ouch! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:21 pm 
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mh1000 wrote:
Crikey :shock: ....Are you sure thats what they are intended for?? I have to say i have some doubts :?



dunno! total guess! :lol: .. I remeber robbie rupe used similiar to profile durango 1 piece barends (similair to scott AT4s) purely for dual slalom use & thats what made me think of it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:28 pm 
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scant wrote:
are they for running dual slalom gates? IE protecting your hands & bouncing the poles off the bars?


all i can add to this idea is it seems unlikely since the bar ends had old tatty grips on them when i 1st got them, i removed them to clean them and check for defects.


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