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Old 06-23-09, 12:34 PM   #1
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Photo request: Colored bars & clear grips

So I'm building my new kilo and I'm curious to see if any of you guys are running colored bars and clear grips. I wanna see how this looks before dropping some change and being disappointed with the results.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:55 PM   #2
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if aesthetics are your concern, i imagine clear grips will look like hell after a season, but it sounds like an interesting idea.
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Old 06-23-09, 02:40 PM   #3
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double sided pink d!ldo is all I see.
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Old 06-23-09, 02:52 PM   #5
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I have clear grips on a chrome bar, looks like hell after a few months.
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Old 06-23-09, 03:25 PM   #7
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Yeah...they tend to turn pi$$ yellow after a while and look pretty gross, regardless of what color is underneath and how many times you attempt cleaning them. Don't do it!
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Old 06-23-09, 03:57 PM   #8
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clear champs don't yellow like ourys do, but they don't stay completely clear.
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i had gold nitto risers w/ clear ourys


it looked OK
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Old 06-23-09, 05:33 PM   #10
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We don't call them "colored" bars anymore FYI - they are "Handlebar Americans"
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Oooooh too soon. Never forget 9/11
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nice try
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what does hell look like?
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but really, put the clear grip on the colored bar im sure itll still be black underneath
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here's one, the grips look like they're the clear ones though they aren't very clear.

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How about clear grip "tapes"? They stay pretty clear after some use.
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Goddnes that panasonic would be so right with anything other than double-dil bars...

Get black bars with black ourys and pretend they're clear..
Or run bare bars, and prettend you running EXTREME-clear grips
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i can't really be witty, i'm too busy laughing at you.

clear grips will look good for a week, tops. don't expect them to look good after that and you won't be disappointed.
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they look like jimmyhats on a *****.
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Being less of a smart ass. I searched google and came up with this
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