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Old 09-11-02, 10:13 AM
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Bar Ends

OK I got the Lizard Skins from Nashbar and they were nearly impossible to get on the bar ends!!! I didn't have hairspray like the package suggests to use, so I had to go buy a can. It didn't work, so I used a tiny bit of vaseline and that got them slippery enough to get on somewhat.

Anyway, I noticed that they really don't work that well. I got them for the padding they would add, unfortunatly they are not very thick. I usually grip the ends of the bar ends, putting the part of each palm (closest to the thumb) on the end of each bar.

The problem, I need padding for the very ends of the bars. Kinda of like a cushion for the bottom of the leg of a chair. I considered taking 2 stress balls and cutting a little hole in each one and popping those onto the ends but I am thinking that will look really stupid and they will slip off easily.

Any suggestions??????????????
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Old 09-11-02, 10:15 AM
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Walking stick ferrules?

The rubber caps come in different diameters, but they're not that soft...

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Depending on how thick the barends are, could you find grips that would fit over them?

What about cork??? :confused: I'd go with that; you can keep wrapping it as thick as you need, and it's easy to replace when it gets old
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Would cork go over the very end of the bars smoothly? The very ends is where I rest my hands. Oh, by the way, I do wear gloves, but it is still not enough.
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Old 09-11-02, 10:39 AM
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Would these help?

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Wow, those look cool but I have the bar ends themselves, they are just hard and uncomfortable. Mine are straight and I put my hands on the very end of them. Maybe I could put closed-end grips on them??????
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Hmm, those just looked soft and comfy to me. How about gel gloves? I liked your squishy rubber ball solution -- it would look pretty cool in an utilitarian way. Good luck in your search!
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I really like the L-shaped barends, you can easily grip on the curved part. I haven't felt the need for any additional padding, but Martec handlebar foam might be useful if you do. It is available from http//www.terrybicycles.com.
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