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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:40 pm 
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im really enjoying my mary bars at the moment, anyone else using them?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I'm very very curious to try some of these, not sure what on though!
How do you find them? comfort? pros cons? uphill leverage, downhill control?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:21 pm 
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ive got them on a singlespeed at the moment, not shure if id use them on my main bike. I needed a beach bike for the summer
they put your hands in a very comfortable position, not so easy to pop the front wheel up for getting over thing though I think that may take some getting used to. I haven't used them for anything serious yet, hopfully ill get out on the weekend.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:30 pm 
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I quite like the look of them, toying with the idea of getting some for my 88' Stumpy singlespeed, just not sure if I could squeeze them onto the stem without damaging them though (no front faceplate to take off).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:57 pm 
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I got mine off here from someone who was very determined to fit a stem like that, id recommend getting a new stem if you care about paint, I had to strip the ones you see


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:14 pm 
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I like em


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I liked them, very easy to lift the front with and comfy too, my only concern was a higher speeds you don't feel as secure or planted, I guess I mean braced if you follow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:56 pm 
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I have them on the tandems where I need wide bars for leverage but a comfortable wrist position for distance riding. Excellent!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:30 pm 
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lumos2000 wrote:
I got mine off here from someone who was very determined to fit a stem like that, id recommend getting a new stem if you care about paint, I had to strip the ones you see


Determined indeed :lol:


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