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Old 01-11-19, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
How concerned should I be about riding old aluminum handlebars? There are two gruesome pictures above.
It's probably very rare for handlebars to snap like mine did - they're broke clean off with no cracking and no warning.

In quite a few years of cycling they're the only pair I've had break. That said though it was a thoroughly alarming few seconds, and I've since replaced the bars on all my older bikes.

Just for information, here's a photo of the broken ends.

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