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    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CmpsdNoMore View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CmpsdNoMore View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    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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