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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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    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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    Best effort.

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    double sided pink d!ldo is all I see.

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    Uncircumcised.

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    I have clear grips on a chrome bar, looks like hell after a few months.
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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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    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
    Quote Originally Posted by murdaki11
    i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy

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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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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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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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