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Old 05-18-16, 08:47 PM
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Would you ride these bars?

Asked over in c/v but thought I'd ask here to.

I want to use these bars but was wondering if the scratch is a problem.

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Old 05-18-16, 08:54 PM
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If in doubt, remember: handlebars are cheaper than dental work. There's a reason your dentist rides a $10,000+ bike.
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Old 05-18-16, 09:22 PM
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For casually pedaling around, maybe.

I don't think I'd want to do any hard sprinting in the drop though.

That's the kind of scratch on Al that's going to cause a stress riser and then crack.
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Old 05-18-16, 09:41 PM
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Found a set that will better suit my needs anyways. So I'll leave these be...

These look cleaner to me?



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I know you already have new bars. But regarding the old ones, the scratch is in the ferrule which is over the top of the bar itself, so IMO the scratch would not be a problem.
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Old 05-21-16, 02:51 PM
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Okay, one more...

These were wider and will let me use my existing stem, so I picked them up. There's a small nick in one of the bends that I'm assuming is a non-issue, and another in the reinforcing sleeve along with some rash. Don't see where these would be problematic but want to ask those that know more than I.

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Old 05-21-16, 04:12 PM
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I'll get them mounted. Thank you sir.
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