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Old 02-22-06, 12:18 PM   #1
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Spike-end flat handlebars: what brand are they?

Does anyone know the company that makes the flat handlebars with pointy tips at the ends? I believe they're chrome plated. Thank you!
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Old 02-22-06, 12:21 PM   #2
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dumbest.thing.ever.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:25 PM   #3
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they are probaly just a bar end.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:27 PM   #4
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Unless they're made of foam they're a terrible idea.

But to find what you're looking for, check out a lowrider bicylcle catalog. No joke.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:37 PM   #5
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ok hipsters don't get your panties in a bunch, google aint helping me so maybe you can

Completely flat bar (zero rise obviously), the ends are pointed tips. I saw some new reviews for these a few weeks ago but forgot to see the manufacturer.
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there is a german frame manufacturer that makes spiked bar ends...ouch! can't remember the name. saw it on here before.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:46 PM   #7
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there is a german frame manufacturer that makes spiked bar ends...ouch! can't remember the name. saw it on here before.
Yeah, I forget the name now too. I think they were called "car scratchers" or something like that. And they're just bar ends, not bars.

edit: Google search brought up these.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:48 PM   #8
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Yeah, I forget the name now too. I think they were called "car scratchers" or something like that. And they're just bar ends, not bars.
"car scratchers" yeah, ****ing stupid as hell!! get some streamers instead.
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http://sheldonbrown.com/lirpa.html#bayonetz

I'm not saying it's a terrible fashion statement, I just think it's dumb to make a bike deadlier. I've already been impaled twice and gashed my leg open a few times (sharkbite scars!) without having components that were intentionally sharpened.
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Old 02-22-06, 12:57 PM   #10
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Does anyone know the company that makes the flat handlebars with pointy tips at the ends? I believe they're chrome plated. Thank you!
that's a stupid idea for any bike you're actually going to ride.
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I saw some hubs that have long sharpened chariot style blades coming off the sides---i think they look cool--anyone know where can i get some
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Im sorry ,but youre not in my race with this..

here they are.

http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/
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Does anyone know what brand of dynamite is sized to be compatible as a seatpost? I saw SuperDave do something like this on the interweb and forgot to link the site.

p.s. prefer maroon dynamite.

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Old 02-22-06, 02:29 PM   #15
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Ah yes the "carscratcher" product is similar, but it's not a bar-end, it's an entire handlebar with similar ends pre-fabricated and non-removable. The cheapo specialized flat bars I have are starting to make a creaky noise which is freaking me out so I'm looking for a heavy duty handlebar to replace them before the bars snap in two and I impale myself on the stem.
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Ah yes the "carscratcher" product is similar, but it's not a bar-end, it's an entire handlebar with similar ends pre-fabricated and non-removable. The cheapo specialized flat bars I have are starting to make a creaky noise which is freaking me out so I'm looking for a heavy duty handlebar to replace them before the bars snap in two and I impale myself on the stem.
so, instead, you'd prefer to impale yourself on the bar ends the first time you crash?
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Whether you get hit by a semi-sharp point or a blunt point, don't you think you're going to be hurting afterward either way?

Does any company make a cheap, flat bar? The design seemed simple and easy (and hopefully reasonably priced). The only flat bars out there seem to be carbon fiber, expensive and easily breakable. Oh also a magnet for theft.
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Uh..?? Dont they all?
I personally like the specialized one, it has just the kink I need.. But I dont have one at the moment..hm..
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why a crossroads and a sarthe? and which one is fixed and/or singlespeed?
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so, instead, you'd prefer to impale yourself on the bar ends the first time you crash?


RAOTFL---i just peed my pants-----which hurt because my zipper has spikes sticking out of it
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Why the **** would you want spiked handlebars?
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Old 02-22-06, 03:47 PM   #22
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because you think you are a 11th century catholic monk that needs to mutiliate his hands to clense his sins???????
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because you think you are a 11th century catholic monk that needs to mutiliate his hands to clense his sins???????
nah, that's what the hair chamois is for
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Whether you get hit by a semi-sharp point or a blunt point, don't you think you're going to be hurting afterward either way?
wow, you really are serious about this aren't you? we can't fade you...
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[QUOTE=thebankman]Whether you get hit by a semi-sharp point or a blunt point, don't you think you're going to be hurting afterward either way? QUOTE]


"Blunt point"--oxymoron??

Hmmm---if i had a choice of smashing into a blunt object or being impaled on a sharp object---i'll take the blunt trauma everyday and twice on sundays
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