I bought the bars recently when I stumbled across them for a very nice price considering their rarity and the inclusion of the bar plugs. They are a bit tricky to put bar tape on, but hopefully it will settle a bit with use. I was originally planning to put some SR World Champion bars on like these
, but with some bad scratching on the right side. Couldn´t resist the opportunity to add another more or less contemporary Dura Ace part. The Ax bars are quite funky, with a relatively small drop, somewhat flattened top, flared and diagonally cut ends but they are beautiful and feel very comfortable so far.
The only things that were on the bike when I got it are the brake calipers (changed the pads to originals), wheels, front and rear derailleurs and the shifters. Everything else was added over the past two years, including some very bad touch ups