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Old 05-18-04, 08:35 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on these bars.

Just like the title says. Just wondering if people would indulge me with their thoughts on style and what not. I happen to like them and I am thinking about bidding on these. I really dig the look of them.
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Old 05-18-04, 08:40 PM   #2
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Spotted those too. They'd look pretty on a rebuild. And they would totally raise the value of any Thylacine frame (the value of the bike after adding the frame would be whatever you paid for just the bars).
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All in all, cool looking, I'd never use them. Unique as all hell
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Old 05-18-04, 08:43 PM   #3
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Well I love mousatche bars alot and these just have that flowing look of those. I would love to build a slightly newer steel bike around these. But I am broke and already have a bike.
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Old 05-18-04, 09:06 PM   #4
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Well I love mousatche bars alot and these just have that flowing look of those. I would love to build a slightly newer steel bike around these. But I am broke and already have a bike.
What if a track bar made love to a moustache bar? Ah, I see...
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What if a track bar made love to a moustache bar? Ah, I see...
Well...then I'd recomend cleaning your bars before your next ride.
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Do they come with enough brillo pads to remove all that surface rust? I hope they are cheap. Shape is cool though.
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Let this be a warning to you all, children. Don't let 165 sit on your bars.
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Those look so much better than my WTB dirt drops.....
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Old 05-19-04, 05:38 AM   #10
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Just like the title says. Just wondering if people would indulge me with their thoughts on style and what not. I happen to like them and I am thinking about bidding on these. I really dig the look of them.
Don't mean to be the party kill but I think they look like they should be on the ends of blender beaters instead of a bicycle stem.
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I think they are cool as ****.

Not my cup of tea but I would give the thumbs up to anyone with enough balls to ride them!!!
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I LOVE the shape of them. I think they're too far gone to really use though. What I think you should do with them is buy them and send them to someone with the equipment to bend up a new set with exactly that shape. Then tell me who that person is so I can get a set too.
Maybe Thylacine will indulge us? In fact, these bars should come standard with the new curved top tube fixed bike that I KNOW he's drawing up as I type this. So sexy, so right.
I think they rock.
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Old 05-19-04, 10:20 AM   #13
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Thats kind of what I was thinking about doing. I have a pretty good in at IF and would just need to have a talk with a friend of mine.
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Thats kind of what I was thinking about doing. I have a pretty good in at IF and would just need to have a talk with a friend of mine.
That would be SO COOL!
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is that some sort of Klingon weapon>
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They'd be hot inverted. And get one of those weird rotating knobs they got for buses....


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they would definately make some cool bars for my coaster-brake "bar-bike." i think id run them inverted on that bike though. definately like em.

a little steel wool will take that rust right off. if it doesnt come off easily enough with straight steel wool, try spraying some WD-40 on, then steel wool em some more.
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