Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Photo request: Colored bars & clear grips
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So I'm building my new kilo and I'm curious to see if any of you guys are running colored bars and clear grips. I wanna see how this looks before dropping some change and being disappointed with the results.
06-23-09, 01:50 PM
06-23-09, 01:55 PM
if aesthetics are your concern, i imagine clear grips will look like hell after a season, but it sounds like an interesting idea.
06-23-09, 02:05 PM
it also depends on what bars you run. Oury makes clear grips, that aren't really clear, there is also clear bar tape wrap for drop and bullhorn bars, which looks cheap and tacky as hell. honestly, get black bars, black grips and don't become what many despise
06-23-09, 03:40 PM
06-23-09, 03:48 PM
double sided pink d!ldo is all I see.
06-23-09, 03:52 PM
06-23-09, 04:01 PM
I have clear grips on a chrome bar, looks like hell after a few months.
06-23-09, 04:14 PM
06-23-09, 04:25 PM
Yeah...they tend to turn pi$$ yellow after a while and look pretty gross, regardless of what color is underneath and how many times you attempt cleaning them. Don't do it!
06-23-09, 04:50 PM
this is just where this scene is going, stupid aesthetics more important than actually functionality.
op, you fail, not only here, but i see you failing at life.
**** this forum.
clear champs don't yellow like ourys do, but they don't stay completely clear.
06-23-09, 05:18 PM
i had gold nitto risers w/ clear ourys
it looked OK
06-23-09, 06:33 PM
We don't call them "colored" bars anymore FYI - they are "Handlebar Americans"
06-23-09, 06:57 PM
Oooooh too soon. Never forget 9/11
06-27-09, 01:59 AM
06-27-09, 02:01 AM
what does hell look like?
06-27-09, 02:02 AM
but really, put the clear grip on the colored bar im sure itll still be black underneath
here's one, the grips look like they're the clear ones though they aren't very clear.
07-20-09, 04:48 AM
How about clear grip "tapes"? They stay pretty clear after some use.
07-21-09, 01:04 AM
07-21-09, 02:43 AM
Goddnes that panasonic would be so right with anything other than double-dil bars...
Get black bars with black ourys and pretend they're clear..
Or run bare bars, and prettend you running EXTREME-clear grips
i can't really be witty, i'm too busy laughing at you.
clear grips will look good for a week, tops. don't expect them to look good after that and you won't be disappointed.
they look like jimmyhats on a *****.
07-21-09, 02:51 AM
Being less of a smart ass. I searched google and came up with this
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