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    Go, CroMo, go! mtmann's Avatar
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    Alloy Dirt drop bars

    First, as an old-school steel bike guy, I have to vent that the whole black component EVERYTHING makes me crazy. I realize it's probably because it's cheaper to powdercoat than polish, but I miss the shiny stuff.

    That said, I'm doing an old mountain bike (well, more of a fire trail tourer, actually) conversion and am wishing I could find some alloy (read NOT black) dirt drop bars without paying the ebay prices the old ones go for (when available, which is rare.) Anyone know of a source, or a good alloy bar which is sort of similar to a dirtdrop?
    "Bikes and spikes are made to hammer and should be made from steel."

    Grant P.

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    Senior Member c_m_shooter's Avatar
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    I have a couple sets of the Origin 8 Gary bars. Mine are black, but I know when I was flipping through the catalog at my LBS, the Space bars were available in silver, so you might be able to get them. Can't hurt to check.
    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
    May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. -Edward Abbey

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    "I'm OK!" dminor's Avatar
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    Naw, I can't do it this time . . . .

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