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    What to do with my snapped carbon bars?

    Hey guys so I recently crashed. Car was turning right and I was right in his blind spot, classic right? So anyway my Predator integrated stem/bar has snapped as a result (pic here):

    IMAG0636 by ReesesPieces041, on Flickr

    Wondering if anyone here has come up with a good use for a trashed carbon bar such as this one.
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    Wow, glad your okay! Sue the doosh and buy a new bike with the comp money!

    If you don't have an attorney yet - I know a good PI attorney that helped me with my case a while back.
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    buy new bars and move on...

    you could always cut the bars and make hooks out of them or something lol

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    Buy another pair.
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    wall art for the work shop

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    Put them in the trash can.

    or or make something like this like someone else suggested:

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    Duct Tape, no serious cyclist should be without it.

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    This question comes up all the time on the 41. General consensus is...ride 'em one handed.
    HTH.

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    Make big pencils.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Yeah, as others have suggested, those are tailor-made to be converted to bull horns. Just flip over and cut. But take care that there is not unseen damage elsewhere, like at the clamp.
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Make big pencils.
    Despite my being able to imagine your tongue firmly implanted in you cheek, I am tempted to ask, where DID the mistaken idea come from that carbon fiber is graphite?
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Buy another pair.
    two?
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Send 'em to campagnolo. They'll repurpose them in their Super Record Cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekon View Post
    Wow, glad your okay! Sue the doosh and buy a new bike with the comp money!

    If you don't have an attorney yet - I know a good PI attorney that helped me with my case a while back.
    You got your forums mixed up. This is the 41 and not A&S
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    Put them in the trash can.

    or or make something like this like someone else suggested:
    Brilliant!!!
    ...Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    You got your forums mixed up. This is the 41 and not A&S
    I suppose my first instinct got the best of me!

    I agree with others here... use the bars as wall art! They tell a story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Buy another pair.
    Alternatively, grow another pair.
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Can they be recycled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    Put them in the trash can.

    or or make something like this like someone else suggested:
    Is that what drunk idiots hang on their walls after they run over cyclists?
    centuryperweek.blogspot.com

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    Use them as a kickstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeses View Post
    Hey guys so I recently crashed. Car was turning right and I was right in his blind spot, classic right? So anyway my Predator integrated stem/bar has snapped as a result (pic here):

    IMAG0636 by ReesesPieces041, on Flickr

    Wondering if anyone here has come up with a good use for a trashed carbon bar such as this one.
    Glue them retape, take some pictures and sell it on ebay as new.

    Just kidding.

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    Get them repaired for $600.

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    coat hanger

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    where DID the mistaken idea come from that carbon fiber is graphite?
    Probably from the fact that it is...at least in name:

    Carbon (fiber) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    See first sentence

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