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Who makes chrome/polished bullhorn bars?

Old 12-26-08, 01:47 AM
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Who makes chrome/polished bullhorn bars?

Hey all, I'm looking to set up a future cycle with bullhorn bars, but I want bare metal bars as opposed to black painted/powdercoated pieces. Does anyone make a polished or plated set of bullhorns? I'd like to avoid stripping the paint/powdercoat from a brand new set of bars if possible (if only 'cause it'd seem like a waste of a good factory finish)
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The thriftier option is to take the aluminum drop bars off an old 10speed, cut them with a pipe cutter (or find someone who has one -cut slowly and gently)and polish them with coarse then fine steel wool and 2000 grit automotive sand paper with water. Steel bars will get shiny too but can and will rust.

Aluminum Maes tapered drop bars. Cut, flipped and polished.


No name aluminum drop bars. Cut, flipped and polished
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Also check out the Soma El Toro bullhorn bars. Steel so maybe a bit heavier but I believe now cheaper than the Nitto RB-021 bars they are modeled after. They have a bit of extra length that you can easily cut off with a $5 pipecutter. They also come in/are easier to find in smaller sizes. Soma did annoying put their logo right near the clamp area (I have clear Soma track grips on top) but the logo came off with some Citrisolve and a rag in under five minutes.
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ditto on nitto
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I got Nitto Rb-019s love em! They jut forward at the drop, wayyy more aggressive than the 021s.
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