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Old 03-31-12, 01:26 PM   #1
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handlebar end plugs

Bar End plugs to me are like earrings for a bike.
On some bikes I just stuff a cork in em and it just looks right.
Velox is the old standby but sometimes it's nice to see something a little different.
It would be interesting to see what others are doing
Here's a new set for my Merckx. Little Mtn Goats. I like riding in the mountains.

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If I really wanted bling bar ends, I'd use these from handlebra. Classy and beautiful.
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For cheap bling, I liked this suggestion to use beer bottle caps glued to standard plastic ends.
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I must admit I've been thinking about making some to match the custom cap cap I made for a stainless bottle I "vintage-ized." Problem is I'd have to kick my barcon habit first. That's nice etching on those mtn. goat plugs, btw.


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One of these days I should put these on the Viscount:


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I prefer old school rubber cat eye plugs:

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I prefer old school rubber cat eye plugs:

Where do you get these?
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Where do you get these?
I recycle them from some of my flips. I've never seen them new, although I think you can still get hard plastic chrome Cat eye plugs.
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I recycle them from some of my flips. I've never seen them new, although I think you can still get hard plastic chrome Cat eye plugs.
My LBS has some generic black rubber plugs like these, and I bought some, but I can't make them fit any bars! They're too big. It's weird.
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My LBS has some generic black rubber plugs like these, and I bought some, but I can't make them fit any bars! They're too big. It's weird.
I'm not sure what you meant by "like these", but the last few sets of Velox plugs I've bought haven't fit too well. The plug itself is okay but the washers on the back were so large they wouldn't fit into the bar even without bar tape in place. I just replaced the washers, but that seems kinda' silly, like I shouldn't have to.
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oh, the goat bar end plugs are too beautiful. most godly. almost evil. envy! i must have them.
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Why don't you put yer Barcons there?
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I worried these would fall out during all of last year's riding. They stayed put. I guess your bars can only wear these if attired with the appropriate wrap.





Maybe it was the front suspension?
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I worried these would fall out during all of last year's riding. They stayed put. I guess your bars can only wear these if attired with the appropriate wrap.





Maybe it was the front suspension?
PB - I had those in a bike and they did fall out...additionally, the plug's base separated from the front plate on one. Brooks was extremely good about replacing them.
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I use em for picture taking...

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I'm not sure what you meant by "like these", but the last few sets of Velox plugs I've bought haven't fit too well. The plug itself is okay but the washers on the back were so large they wouldn't fit into the bar even without bar tape in place. I just replaced the washers, but that seems kinda' silly, like I shouldn't have to.
I mean similar to the cateye ones I was conversing with PokeEm about. Yeah, it's the washers. Hassle.
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I put some of the red Nitto ones on my red Nobilette and i definitely can relate to the earring analogy. These were fully unnecessary, and yet they still make me smile:


VO leather bar tape, nitto b115 bars, nitto red bar-ends
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randyjawa, send a couple of those campy end caps my way, would you? for future pics, you can photoshop them back in...
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I was thinking the same thing :-)
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Much to my surprise, you can simply order the classic Velox plugs from the Velox website - only in black tough. For everything French, the way to go.

http://www.velox.fr/guidon-velo-embo...on_117_21.html
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Purely Custom, you can get matching bottle cages and headset spacers too http://www.purelycustom.com/c-3-bicycle.aspx

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Bar End plugs to me are like earrings for a bike.
On some bikes I just stuff a cork in em and it just looks right.
Velox is the old standby but sometimes it's nice to see something a little different.
It would be interesting to see what others are doing
Here's a new set for my Merckx. Little Mtn Goats. I like riding in the mountains.

That looks stupendous.
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Purely Custom, you can get matching bottle cages and headset spacers too http://www.purelycustom.com/c-3-bicycle.aspx

Awesome!! Thanks BG - love them!
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