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Old 02-04-12, 03:04 PM   #1
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Brown bar end plugs? Anyone?

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A recent bike makeover has me searching for expandable rubber bar end plugs (Velox or Cateye style). Unfortunately, the only color I've had luck finding is black. Does anyone know of a source for brown ones? I suppose I can use chrome or black, but the OCD in me really wants brown on that bike
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Old 02-04-12, 03:16 PM   #2
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Not plastic, but if you don't mind cork/bamboo, there's always these:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=32953
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Hi all,

A recent bike makeover has me searching for expandable rubber bar end plugs (Velox or Cateye style). Unfortunately, the only color I've had luck finding is black. Does anyone know of a source for brown ones? I suppose I can use chrome or black, but the OCD in me really wants brown on that bike
What about gum colored. I just bought a set of these. They're basic and chunky. I kind of like them. Am looking for a link. They're Fly Bikes brand.

But I did find these cork ones: http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar...22377094___622
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Gilles Berthoud makes some wood ones I think...
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These are all good options. I figured I wouldn't go with a plan B before I exhausted all my options and ask C&V. Thanks everyone!
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Just drink 2 bottles of wine, and you'll think of something.
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I've owned Red Velox plugs, but I'm not sure they ever made brown ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200700601057
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I've owned Red Velox plugs, but I'm not sure they ever made brown ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200700601057
You may be right about Velox. I have seen brown expandable Cateye ones though.
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I have a set of brown Cateye's and a set of Fujita's. The plugs on the Cateye's are in good shape but the screw end and back washer are pretty badly rusted on one of them and I'm sure I have the replacement parts. The Fujita's, on the other hand, are in very good shape. Your welcome to either set GG, just PM me an address and I can ship them out Monday morning.
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I have a set of brown Cateye's and a set of Fujita's. The plugs on the Cateye's are in good shape but the screw end and back washer are pretty badly rusted on one of them and I'm sure I have the replacement parts. The Fujita's, on the other hand, are in very good shape. Your welcome to either set GG, just PM me an address and I can ship them out Monday morning.
Awesome! Can I send you a set of black ones in return?

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