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HOT TOTALLY NUDE carbon handlebars (no handlebar tape)

Old 02-05-21, 11:48 AM
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Looks great. Now finish the build.
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Old 02-05-21, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
The apostrophes were not to show possession, just trying to make it easier for some to understand...
LOL (seriously, I did).
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Old 02-05-21, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
So, the grips are like a fig leaf?
Grips ≠ tape

The struggle is real.
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Old 02-05-21, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
That is an odd build. Carbon bars and fancy wheels on a Schwinn hybrid ....
I like the direction he's going with it. Kinda makes me want to get one of those $99 GMC Denali bikes and throw everything from the Zipp or ENVE catalog at it. Kind of.
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Old 02-05-21, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
I was wondering the same thing. The clean look in the OP’s pics is awesome. But that slick CF finish must be slippery when it gets wet...especially if you ride without gloves.

Side question...has anyone ever achieved the same internal routing using traditional aluminum bars...either produced that way, or after-market modification without a significant loss of integrity?


Dan
Just internal cable routing on aluminum bars? All the time. The area behind the lever isn't under much stress and just drill the exit hole out the sleeve. Haven't done it with bulged formed bars though.
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Old 02-05-21, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
The apostrophes were not to show possession, just trying to make it easier for some to understand...
Sorry, misusing an apostrophe doesn't make it easier to understand, it does the opposite.
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Old 02-05-21, 01:48 PM
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All this debate about apostrophes is inappropriate. We should be concentrating on split infinitives and dangling participles.
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Old 02-05-21, 02:26 PM
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I think it works with different formatting.
Can't speak to the font though.

Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
Wrong discussion:

Apples and oranges,
mtb's and road's,
straight bars and drops...

See where I'm going here? haha
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Old 02-05-21, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
I like the direction he's going with it. Kinda makes me want to get one of those $99 GMC Denali bikes and throw everything from the Zipp or ENVE catalog at it. Kind of.
I LOVE that bike! Seeing in person the original $99 GMC Denali (the blue with the semi-deep section wheels) was literally what got me back into bikes after not owning or riding a bike for over 15 years:

Back then, it was like a pro bike for the casuals (like me)!
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Old 02-05-21, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
Grips ≠ tape

The struggle is real.
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Old 02-05-21, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
Carbon. Zero tape.

Wanted to add this is an excellent photo BTW.
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Old 02-05-21, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
Wanted to add this is an excellent photo BTW.
It's hard to take a bad photo there. Cool spot.

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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
All this debate about apostrophes is inappropriate. We should be concentrating on split infinitives and dangling participles.
Time to move on.

This thread has already been reported. There will be consequences.

Welcome to the Apostrophe Protection Society
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Old 02-05-21, 03:49 PM
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Just carry a tin of pine tar if your hands start to slip on those tapeless bars......
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Old 02-05-21, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
It's hard to take a bad photo there. Cool spot.

Indeed. And where is there, may I ask?
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Old 02-05-21, 05:46 PM
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Do I hear the rumble of a big round rock?
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It's hard to take a bad photo there. Cool spot.

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Old 02-05-21, 07:56 PM
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Indeed. And where is there, may I ask?
https://www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond/
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Old 02-05-21, 09:50 PM
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Put in end plugs for safety. Personally I think tape just looks better, carbon is nice but tape adds color and comfort.
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Old 02-06-21, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
All this debate about apostrophes is inappropriate. We should be concentrating on split infinitives and dangling participles.
don't even want to know what those are.
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Old 02-06-21, 10:58 AM
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"We never taped our bars in the old days." - Dan Henry
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
I like the direction he's going with it. Kinda makes me want to get one of those $99 GMC Denali bikes and throw everything from the Zipp or ENVE catalog at it. Kind of.
Oy vey!
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Old 02-07-21, 12:00 AM
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just an update

I went with the original plan of installing some slide-on textured rubber grips:




I liked the nudie bar more, but this will do i suppose
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Old 02-07-21, 06:23 AM
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Don't let strangers tell you what to do. Run it raw if you wish. Take the hoods off too (to?) to (too?) match.
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Originally Posted by mikehuangsd View Post
just an update

I went with the original plan of installing some slide-on textured rubber grips:




I liked the nudie bar more, but this will do i suppose
They look good and better than my inner tubes wrapped in black cork.
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Old 03-18-21, 06:12 AM
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I used RXL bar for several trips. I am both pleased and surprised how well this bar has held up. I might have just been lucky, but I have purchased a second one for my bike.
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