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Old 01-24-08, 07:41 PM   #1
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barends on barends?

hey, can i attach bar ends on bar ends?
i assume i can, unless the bar end is oversized, right?
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Old 01-24-08, 07:47 PM   #2
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Why would you want to do that ... what is it that you want to accomplish?
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Might be some issues with implementing that idea.
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Might be some issues with implementing that idea.
such as?
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Why not just use aerobars or curved barends?
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hey, can i attach bar ends on bar ends?
i assume i can, unless the bar end is oversized, right?
I'm thinking you're going to find that most bar ends are slightly undersized so they won't clamp onto themselves.
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Old 01-24-08, 09:05 PM   #8
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how undersized?
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barends go on bar ends and if your barends are bars with ends then why not put barends on the ends of your barends where your barends end... [/DrSeuss]
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barends go on bar ends and if your barends are bars with ends then why not put barends on the ends of your barends where your barends end... [/DrSeuss]
nicely put
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If you put barends on barends on barends, etc. and the barends malfunction and you crash and hurt yourself, you would have trouble collecting damages from the barends manufacturer/s since you would be using them for a purpose they weren't intended for. Good luck with your project and be sure to post some pictures. That's what I'm waiting for.
(could you somehow attach a second handlebar to the barends?)
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If you put barends on barends on barends, etc. and the barends malfunction and you crash and hurt yourself, you would have trouble collecting damages from the barends manufacturer/s since you would be using them for a purpose they weren't intended for. Good luck with your project and be sure to post some pictures. That's what I'm waiting for.
(could you somehow attach a second handlebar to the barends?)
Why should the barend manufacturer be responsible for experimental work to begin with? People IMHO are waaay to lawsuit happy...I like to think of it as Darwin's Theory in action

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Why should the barend manufacturer be responsible for experimental work to begin with? People IMHO are waaay to lawsuit happy...I like to think of it as Darwin's Theory in action

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i guess ill post pics once i buy more bar ends which is on sunday
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Why should the barend manufacturer be responsible for experimental work to begin with? People IMHO are waaay to lawsuit happy...I like to think of it as Darwin's Theory in action

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Which BTW I have employed a few too many times....like a BMX bike and gasoline and a match and a ramp and a closed garage door (sorry no pics)

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ok im thinkin of rippin sum old brakes and adding them on my barends, but how do you set up dual brakes?
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ok im thinkin of rippin sum old brakes and adding them on my barends, but how do you set up dual brakes?
in-line levers as used by the cyclocross riders.
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Old 01-27-08, 05:46 PM   #18
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do i get new brakes?
and here is it. il wrap em later
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Aerobars on a mtb with risers? Lol.

Why not just buy drop bars. That's essentially what you did. In a manner that cannot be considered particularly safe.
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God I am glad that I don't have to ride that mess. It gives me a headache just looking at it.
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If it works for you, go for it.

I think I'd take my chances with the scooter rather than riding in the handmade drops.
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God I am glad that I don't have to ride that mess. It gives me a headache just looking at it.
you should see my friends. you cant see the handlebar anymore
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and with lots of crap on my bars, i feel like a spaceship
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and with lots of crap on my bars, i feel like a spaceship
OK. Maybe that explains some of the set-ups I've seen in the Commuting forum. I guess it's a Trekkie thing.
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hey, can i attach bar ends on bar ends?
i assume i can, unless the bar end is oversized, right?
I've done it, so I guess it can be done.

[There are different diameters out there, though -- both the outside diameters of the tips of the bar ends, and the inside diameters of the clamps can vary.

Sometimes shims can solve the problems.

It's better to match them in the beginning, though.]

Also, you can achieve all kinds of different angles and shapes, depending on the bends, and on the angles of the tips of the bar ends.
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