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Old 07-28-21, 12:56 PM
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Vintage MTB Bar Ends Users? Let's see them!

You don't see them too much anymore, but they used to be very popular. Anyone else still using this Rad technology? These Onzas have been clamped to my Kestrel bars for decades!
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Old 07-28-21, 01:51 PM
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Here are some Origin8 bar ends I had on a Trek, moved them to this Terry Jacaranda I built for my daughter,

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Old 07-28-21, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by daverup View Post
Here are some Origin8 bar ends I had on a Trek, moved them to this Terry Jacaranda I built for my daughter,

That's a great looking bike! I love those old-school forks. I hope she enjoys the bike!
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Old 07-28-21, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
That's a great looking bike! I love those old-school forks. I hope she enjoys the bike!
She does! She stopped shopping for newer bikes after I built the Terry for her.
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Old 07-28-21, 03:36 PM
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My Dahon folding bicycle has been equipped with bar-ends since I started riding it in 2007.

Dahon Mu P8, with Arkel single pannier, Brooks leather saddle, and other accessories.
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I've had this since 93.

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Old 07-29-21, 12:12 PM
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Funny how they were on everything, and now only on stuff we've kept them on!


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Not classic ... but almost twenty years old.
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Old 07-29-21, 02:29 PM
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Funny how they were on everything, and now only on stuff we've kept them on!

Yeah, once suspension changed the geometry, it reduced the need for them. I had them on my rigid mtn bikes.
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I've got a set of Onzas in a box downstairs...
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I've got a set of Onzas in a box downstairs...
I think I still have a few stickers from the Trade shows!
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
I think I still have a few stickers from the Trade shows!
After seeing you quoted me, I really should clarify my statement: "I have a beat up, ****** pair of Onza bar ends in a box of miscellaneous, vaguely "bicycle-ish" stuff.
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Here are what are in my parts bin from my various bikes. Maybe one day hoping to be used again. lol
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On my MTB I like to mount bar-ends inboard of the shifters and brake levers. I use those bar-ends when I'm bucking a headwind or just want a bit more aero riding position.



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On my MTB I like to mount bar-ends inboard of the shifters and brake levers. I use those bar-ends when I'm bucking a headwind or just want a bit more aero riding position.



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Not so much "Ber Ends" as "Bar Middles" I love seeing a bike being made to do what it was meant to do! BTW, What happened to your pump - looks like a Zefal clamp?
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
Not so much "Ber Ends" as "Bar Middles" I love seeing a bike being made to do what it was meant to do! BTW, What happened to your pump - looks like a Zefal clamp?



Yes that's a Zefal pump cup clamp. The pump was inside the pannier.

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Old 07-30-21, 04:32 PM
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I hated the single hand position on my mountain bike, and I spend more time on the extensions than on the main grips. I would not be without them! As a side bonus, thanks to my 4-finger motorcycle-style brake levers, I can do all routine braking from the extensions.

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As a commuter testing out if a suspension front would make any difference in commute time..... Nope
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Anybody remember the original bar ends? Control Tech were of the plug type and came in three different plug diameters for different bars. The clamp-ons were universal and a better idea.
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Old 07-30-21, 05:18 PM
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Not vintage, but I use these Ergon GP5s on all of my flat-bar bikes.

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I have them on all my flat(ish) bar bikes and have had them since the mid90s. Generic blue ones on my Flashback.



LC Composites. Made in Oregon. These are no longer made and are probably from pre2000.



Generic silver ones on my Tucson bike. Probably Profile Design.



Dean badged barends on my Dean bike. Probably not US made but they fit the bike.



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