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Old 05-01-08, 06:43 PM   #1
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My apologies to mtnbiker66

Okay, I owe mtnbiker66 an apology. Several times I took part in all the wisecracks regarding his age and at one point I think I made a correlation between advanced age and his choice of Ergon grips.

Well, I put on a pair on my Surly Big Dummy and think they're awesome. I may get another pair and put them on my XC rig.

Then again I am 38 so maybe I'm just getting old.
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38 is still just a young pup. If you show up in the fall I may let you clean my riding gear to make up for all those hurtful things you have said to me in the past.
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Okay, I owe mtnbiker66 an apology. Several times I took part in all the wisecracks regarding his age and at one point I think I made a correlation between advanced age and his choice of Ergon grips.

Well, I put on a pair on my Surly Big Dummy and think they're awesome. I may get another pair and put them on my XC rig.

Then again I am 38 so maybe I'm just getting old.
Now you need an Ergon saddle and some fenders.
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Those Ergons are scary on really rocky downhill stuff.

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. . . Several times I took part in all the wisecracks regarding his age . . . .
You don't need to retract anything; you both belong up in the balcony on the Muppet Show. Geezers!
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Those Ergons are scary on really rocky downhill stuff.
Really? How so?
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You don't need to retract anything; you both belong up in the balcony on the Muppet Show. Geezers!
If we're in the balcony, where does that put you? Hanging from the ceiling girders?

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Never tell a hillbilly that he is right...next thing you know he'll be thinking he's always right! And we really don't need that!
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If we're in the balcony, where does that put you? Hanging from the ceiling girders?
I have AAI (Advanced Age Immunity) - - meaning that I can stand on the sidelines and smile as you all deteriorate .
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I thought I was old and i just turned 30
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Really? How so?
Probably just me but like with that palm support thing i cant get a good grip on the bars and hands have come off the bars a few times.
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Probably just me but like with that palm support thing i cant get a good grip on the bars and hands have come off the bars a few times.
It takes a few rides to get them adjusted but I've never had any problems.......but I ride smooth flat terrain.
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.......but I ride smooth flat terrain.
Those paved bike paths can still have some nasty cracks in them though.
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^^ Don't forget curbs . . . droppin' curbs, man, that's huckin' the gnar.
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They're really good for marathons though!
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^^ Don't forget curbs . . . droppin' curbs, man, that's huckin' the gnar.
I'm putting on my gnar boots and going curb huckin'..........yeahhhh!
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are you guys talking about grips or bar ends? are they grip shift compatible? or is this a shimano thing?

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are you guys talking about grips or bar ends? are they grip shift compatible? or is this a shimano thing?

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Grips. I don't know if they have a grip-shift compatible version but i read of a guy in the Utility forum who cut down the grip to accommodate the grip-shift. The lock-on portion is only on the end so you can cut down the inside portion.

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Doh! There is a grip-ship compatible version. Check out the product info link: http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/grips/gp1.html
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My Dad has a set of Ergon grips. They're comfortable when you keep your hands in one spot, but moving your hands into different positions is uncomfortable, so I don't see them being used outside of trail bikes.
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My Dad has a set of Ergon grips. They're comfortable when you keep your hands in one spot, but moving your hands into different positions is uncomfortable, so I don't see them being used outside of trail bikes.
What are you spewing? There are two hand positions: 1) on the bars, or 2) off the bars.

My grandpa rides ergons.
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What are you spewing? There are two hand positions: 1) on the bars, or 2) off the bars.

My grandpa rides ergons.
I didn't know you were related to mtnbiker66.
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I didn't know you were related to mtnbiker66.
We're bros.

So what's up with the big dummy? I actually checked your build sheet yesterday before this thread but didn't see anything about geezer grips.
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So what's up with the big dummy? I actually checked your build sheet yesterday before this thread but didn't see anything about geezer grips.
Doh! Forgot to update the build sheet. The grips were an impulse buy at the LBS. I went to pick it up after they installed the headset and a couple of other stuff. Saw the Ergon grips were on sale so picked them up. I don't even have a proper picture as I'm still working on the stoker bar.
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What are you spewing? There are two hand positions: 1) on the bars, or 2) off the bars.
Different angles of your hands on the bars.


Of course, I'm always climbing up ledges, so this may not apply to everyone....
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