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    Wooden Handlebars

    Searched and couldn't find if this had been posted before. Check out these bars, looks like they're on a FG.


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    Last edited by Jake_M; 08-30-08 at 11:41 PM.

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    I lolled at the title. Only in the FG forum.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

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    What handlebars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake_M View Post
    Searched and couldn't find if this had been posted before. Check out these bars, looks like they're on a FG.


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    Old Italian wooden bike & bar

    "VIANZONE MILANO"







    Wooden frames,bar,chain case,rims......
    These were made in the age when iron was insufficient because of World War II.

    Shimano Bicycle Museum(Osaka Sakai) owns historic bike.

    Beautiful!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
    What handlebars?
    My thoughts exactly

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    Holy crap. I'm getting some now.

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    Any pics of that girl on the bike?

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    fast boy fenders, they build bikes now too.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastboy/

    that's their flickr

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    wooden handlebars if:
    -you're elderly
    -you're square and/or fat
    -you joined the board within the last three months

    but seriously, why. i put a period there because a question mark was too important for something as stupid as a wooden handlebar.

    seriously, what is wood going to get you? nerd status for the three weeks before the earth and its elements renders it worthless? ugly points? acceptance into an amish community? a higher "different than everyone else" score?

    seriously, if you want to be different, get ti bars or something. wood is for hangers and rocking chairs. quit being a dweeb.

    ed: i'm so serious i said serious like three times.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    wood is stupid. enjoy your toothless smile.

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    there are wooden handlebars in that picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    but seriously, why. i put a period there because a question mark was too important for something as stupid as a wooden handlebar.

    They go well with Brooks saddles?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    fail


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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    fail

    FTW

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastboy/tags/hillary/
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    i think bens cycles have them..

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    Home Depot has em

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    Wood? Why Knot?
    Calfee bamboo tandem . . . got $4,000 for a frameset?
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    iiiiii really don't see anything wrong with them, if that's what you want, and somebody makes it, all the better : ) they're different, i'd enjoy short rides with them, if for no other reason than to give me something new, maybe a conversation starter, heck, it looks really clean and sleek IMO. If i rode no brakes, and had a steel once piece frame, i may actually consider it, wouldn't be for the serious commuter or long distance, but for nice rides just to ride, it'd be neat.

    don't knock it if it's not for you. and as for holding up, it really depends on the wood, you're NOT going to break a pair of elm handlebars. . . and if you do, you're abusing your bike.

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    Its the wood that makes it good.

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    I saw a video where Ezra (fast boy) was going through his shop with some NYC video-zine and he talked about the wooden bars and how they didn't stand up as well as he hoped. I think he is completely out of the wood business and into the frame business - he isn't making the pretty fenders now either. Actually he is having some medical concerns at the moment, I've been following his blog.

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    He has been fighting cancer. His frames are absolutely beautiful. Art. And wonderfully functional. I would buy one of his custom bike frames in a heart beat. And his logo is a beautiful polished silver heart, placed as a head tube badge.
    Go Hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewro View Post
    I saw a video where Ezra (fast boy) was going through his shop with some NYC video-zine and he talked about the wooden bars and how they didn't stand up as well as he hoped
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMh75Q43Rb8

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