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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 7:39 pm 
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Found these at my LBS. While I have no use for them, (either the part or the purple), I figured I couldn't let these retro babies languish away for another 10+ years. They're going to languish away in my parts room instead.

So, who's retro enough to remember what these were for? :wink:



Yup, you're old.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:17 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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So, who's retro enough to remember what these were for? :wink:

They are brake lever extensions, so that you can brake when you have your hands on the bar-ends.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 12:38 pm 
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It's so you can use your brakes from the bar ends :)

Bugger should have read all the text :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:28 pm 
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You don't have to be old to know what they are/do, you just have to be literate. :roll:
CHIMCHIM : does exactly what it says on the packet. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:11 am 
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I also have a set of Joe Murray's Dr. Dews (I bought them new in the early 90's). So between those and the Chim Chims, I figure I have the bar end brake lever market cornered! They never really worked though. Cantilevers plus brake lever extensions didn't exactly equal massive braking power.


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 Post subject: Fit like this
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Fit like this.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:57 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Great place to store your shopping bags too eh! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fit like this
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:38 am 
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breezerboy wrote:
Fit like this.

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Sorry.. :cry: but they looks a bit clumsy. I think the bike would have been alot prettier without...!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:45 am 
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:D Well thanks for that Porschenut. I'd never seen them before. But then i hate bar ends.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:24 pm 
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did they actually work? I remember considering buying some in early-90s...


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