The folder was actually to illustrate the fact real men can ride anything... I have no need to compensate.
Hey Eden, u know where Tamarind street is,right off hollywood freeway,i used to live there for 3 yrs, i am going to visit my mom in China town in the fall,,u wanna show me around?
BTW u know the temple in my avatar i am sure, it was in a movie, the usual suspects.
In any event they will take some getting used to as they are ~25% larger than the previous set.
I do like the grips that are included with the bar ends. They are touted to provide an excellent support position to help relieve that pesky ulnar wrist/elbow/thumb bone going dead syndrome. :thumb: I have mine positioned nearly horizontal...in parallel with the seat angle.
^ thanks for the info kshep. im going to be ordering these too... but on universalcycles, i saw the 'small' version of these and the bar ends are literally like 2" long... maybe yours just came in the wrong box? i dunno.... i'll try to get more info before ordering... i want the same ones you have - they look really comfortable.
Nice set up KShep, i been thinking to get one but i am using a mirrior which goes inside the handbar,looks like the bar you have will not acommodate my mirror, BTW, how the barend keep up in place? Is the whole thing screw on over the handlebar like a regular grip?.
This is what i have now
pics from my 1st long ride.
That is some awesome scenary,you could use some exposure lock on you camera to make them even better,nice bike as well,,but where are you in those pics?
The pic I posted earlier (blue 7.6 FX) is MorganRaiders bike....not mine. The GC3s I recieved from Amazon are the same as in that pic. I thought i was gonna get the smaller ones like WCoast or Sixty Fiver (sorry, I cannot locate the post/thread) installed.
Ergon bar ends and grips available at Amazon. Sold via BikeSomeWhere dot com. Mine order was delivered within a week. Others have beeen less fortunate with this online vendor.
I entered a search for Ergon GC3 but did not look at all available Ergon products or I might have selected a less bulky version.
Okay, if i use the grip with barend as shown in the pics, i won't be able to use my mirror bcz the barend will take up the space in the handbar where the mirror goes into...hope i am right on this.
kungpao - I believe you are right but there has to be another way to make this work.... hmmmm......
Mine are the Large size - It has do with the PAD for palm.
I also like having the bar ends more vertical so I can rest my hands on the end of palm pad and the bar end as if you are shaking someone's hand. This position simulates what a road biker might do "resting on the hoods". Another good hand position for me to wrap fingers totally around vertical part of bar-end. I will post some pics later on to show what I am talking about.
Here is where I purchased them. They have an online chat for tech support (upper left corner of web page) These guys are very helpful.
Here's how I did mine - using regular bar ends. Just slide the handgrips in a little tighter, mount the bar ends, and then mount the mirror. (mirror turned around for picture clarity)http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/100_1637.jpg
I don't know how I would mount the mirror with that new style.
I use my mirror A LOT!
wanderer - that setup looks bada$$! i love it! reminds me of the top of a semi-truck, in a good way!
Here she is with some 23mm tires ready for some intervals around Boulevard Lake this afternoon. On holidays!!!