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Old 10-10-07, 04:10 PM   #1
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Ideas for getting cheap/free bar plugs?

I'm looking for a couple sets of cheap plastic handlebar plugs. I'm prototyping a new bike 'thing' and i know i won't get it right the first try. If anyone has tips on where i could beg, borrow, or steal a few sets that are in reasonably usable condition I'd appreciate it.

If there is a difference between road and mtb, i need plugs for MTB style bars, but really price is the major consideration. The closer to free it is, the closer it is to my price range.
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Old 10-10-07, 04:21 PM   #2
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Free.


Hit up your local wino.
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wine corks for bar plugs, BRILLIANT!
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Cham-pag-né corks are good too. Squeeze them down with a pair of pliers and knock them in place.
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wine corks for bar plugs, BRILLIANT!
I wish I could take credit but I stole the idea from that deep font of Retro-Grouchiness, The Rivendell Reader.
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wine corks for bar plugs, BRILLIANT!
Wine cork bar plugs go wayyy back in cycling history

Even today though its a cool trick
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excelent idea!

Any sommeliers in the house? I need to know what kind of wine to pair with handlebars.
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excelent idea!

Any sommeliers in the house? I need to know what kind of wine to pair with handlebars.
Chianti if it's a Bianchi, Pinot Noir or Merlot if it's a Cannondale, and PBR caps if it's a fixie.
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Chianti if it's a Bianchi, Pinot Noir or Merlot if it's a Cannondale, and PBR caps if it's a fixie.
I thought the PBR cap went on the stem cap on fixies. <shrug>
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Three words: Ell Bee Ess. That would definitely be a freeby at the shop where I work. Those things accumulate faster than we can use them up.
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I prefer corks from brandy bottles.
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Cham-pag-né corks are good too. Squeeze them down with a pair of pliers and knock them in place.
Been there done that! and you wouldn't believe the comments Note to self:...next time use Dom Perignon corks

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Chianti if it's a Bianchi, Pinot Noir or Merlot if it's a Cannondale, and PBR caps if it's a fixie.
Ha! not bad
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You could plug the ends with silicone caulk. White, black, almond, etc.
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