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    Looky at my new bar ends!

    Bianchi carbon fiber bar ends! I got them here in China on taobao.com for the equivalent of about $9 US dollars!
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    Oh no! Incoming..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    Bianchi carbon fiber bar ends! I got them here in China on taobao.com for the equivalent of about $9 US dollars!
    does that place export to the United States?
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    Sweet, anythings a good deal for 9 bucks, you cant go wrong either way..
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    does that place export to the United States?
    If you have the money, they will do anything!

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    Are these Bianchi bar ends any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    If you have the money, they will do anything!
    i need someone to translate into english though...i couldn't read anything on the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    i need someone to translate into english though...i couldn't read anything on the website.
    Haha true! My Chinese reading skills are not so good either, but I can make out several characters. Maybe run it through Google translate and try to make sense of the garble that comes out!

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    Bianchi is an old company, so they prolly are.I dunno much about their product,but i never heard anything bad about them,Sounds like you got a good deal.
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    Been kickin around the idea of bar ends, but still never bothered yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Bianchi is an old company, so they prolly are.I dunno much about their product,but i never heard anything bad about them,Sounds like you got a good deal.
    Cool! And they are carbon fiber, so that is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    Cool! And they are carbon fiber, so that is great.
    I found them on ebay.com
    Newest Bianchi Bicycle MTB Pro Carbon Barend Bar End for Bike Replacement Part | eBay
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    I cannot access ebay from here: how much are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    I cannot access ebay from here: how much are they?
    $17.39 from store 755 Shipping in Shenzhen,China
    they are free shipping.
    Could that be the same store?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    $17.39 from store 755 Shipping in Shenzhen,China
    they are free shipping.
    Could that be the same store?
    Hmm..could be, but I think my store was in Yunnan Province. In any case, I love them! And I find all sorts of great deals on taobao all the time.

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    I like curved bar ends when I use them.I like to tilt them upward so I can rest my back and keep riding instead of getting off my bike to rest.I like to pretend I don't need them, but my back tells me that's not true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    Hmm..could be, but I think my store was in Yunnan Province. In any case, I love them! And I find all sorts of great deals on taobao all the time.
    Hope you enjoy them.
    Hey-welcome to mtbr.com!
    I see you are a new member!
    Welcome aboard!
    Stay around awhile.Glad to meet you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Hope you enjoy them.
    Hey-welcome to mtbr.com!
    I see you are a new member!
    Welcome aboard!
    Stay around awhile.Glad to meet you.
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    Thanks very much! I look forward to getting to know everyone here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    Thanks very much! I look forward to getting to know everyone here!
    Sounds good.
    ...Naptime for me. Talk to you later.
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    Well, it turns out that my bars are too big for them

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    ^ wait, what? How is that possible?
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    Lots of bars on sale at blusky, but am surprised they don't fit like Jarad says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    ^ wait, what? How is that possible?
    The bar end attachment holes (for lack of a better word) do not open large enough to fit my bars.

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    Nice they might look better on the bike though. how much are they off, can you ream a little off to get them to work.

    and welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Nice they might look better on the bike though. how much are they off, can you ream a little off to get them to work.

    and welcome
    I am such a n00b that I am embarrassed to ask, but her. My handle grips cover the ends of the handle bar tubes. Am I supposed to cut off the ends of the grips or something to make the bar ends fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    I am such a n00b that I am embarrassed to ask, but her. My handle grips cover the ends of the handle bar tubes. Am I supposed to cut off the ends of the grips or something to make the bar ends fit?
    yes you are suppose to cut tips off the grips but try and find smaller grips so you don't have to shorten the grips unless you want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    yes you are suppose to cut tips off the grips but try and find smaller grips so you don't have to shorten the grips unless you want to.
    Ah that explains alot haha! Thanks! So, shat should I use to cut them, so they do not end up looking jagged and amateur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    I am such a n00b that I am embarrassed to ask, but her. My handle grips cover the ends of the handle bar tubes. Am I supposed to cut off the ends of the grips or something to make the bar ends fit?
    Try sliding the grips inboard, towards the stem. Looks like those bar ends are suppost to attach to the actual handlebar. Not the grips.

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    Ahh! Yup. I think most use lock on grips. But I never used bar ends. I do know the dont go over the grips though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    I am such a n00b that I am embarrassed to ask, but her. My handle grips cover the ends of the handle bar tubes. Am I supposed to cut off the ends of the grips or something to make the bar ends fit?
    You can trim them completley or just trim the end and push the grips in on the bars.

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    if the grips are just rubber. measure and just cut off what you need to no more

    1) get a very sharp knife
    2) put the grips on a cutting board
    3) cut ends of with one cutting motion on the cutting board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBerNick View Post
    You can trim them completley or just trim the end and push the grips in on the bars.
    Ok coiol thanks. What should I use to trim them? A razor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    if the grips are just rubber. measure and just cut off what you need to no more

    1) get a very sharp knife
    2) put the grips on a cutting board
    3) cut ends of with one cutting motion on the cutting board.
    Got it. Thanks all for being patient with this n00b!

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    A utility knife with a fresh blade works pretty good.

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    I would actually use a long kitchen knife so it can be chopped at once so it is a clean cut

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    It seems very hard to slide the grips off. Any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmatt View Post
    It seems very hard to slide the grips off. Any advice?
    You want the whole grip off?

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    do you have a air compressor? You can use a air nozzle with a needle put it in the grip and blow them off. Or push some dish soap into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBerNick View Post
    You want the whole grip off?
    I am trying to cut the ends off of the grips so the bar ends will fit. Most people here recommended I remove them to do so, but heck, I will try anything that works.

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    Just measure how much you need and wrap the end with duct tape, use the inner edge of the tape as a guide and go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBerNick View Post
    Just measure how much you need and wrap the end with duct tape, use the inner edge of the tape as a guide and go for it.
    the problem with this is it will make your grips smaller and narrower between the barends and your brakes. What you really want to do is just cut off the end of the grips and push every thing down so there is still room on the grips for your hands.

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    i wouldn't even take them off. If they are rubber, just take a hammer and smack the end of the bar. This with pinch the rubber between the hammer and the metal bar which will cut a perfect hole. Then, push the grip inboard slightly to install the bar end. This will save you from cutting any length from the grip.

    If you don't like the bar ends, just take it off and add a plug to keep it looking clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    i wouldn't even take them off. If they are rubber, just take a hammer and smack the end of the bar. This with pinch the rubber between the hammer and the metal bar which will cut a perfect hole. Then, push the grip inboard slightly to install the bar end. This will save you from cutting any length from the grip.

    If you don't like the bar ends, just take it off and add a plug to keep it looking clean.
    except this can damage the handle bars as specially if it is aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    the problem with this is it will make your grips smaller and narrower between the barends and your brakes. What you really want to do is just cut off the end of the grips and push every thing down so there is still room on the grips for your hands.
    Gotcha bud. It already seems the OP wants to remove the grips and just cut them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    except this can damage the handle bars as specially if it is aluminum.
    Thinking a little too much? Wouldnt damage the bars any more than a small spill, which is not at all. The handlebars will not do damaged. It only takes a couple small taps, to damage the end of a grip.

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    Ok everyone, I cut the grip tips off with a straight razor, and now the bar ends fit perfectly! Thanks SO much for your help! Final question: is there a trick (besides eyeballing it) to making sure the bar ends are at the same angle as each other?

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    You can use a protractor, or a tape measure from the floor, but I would just eyball them.

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    Ok, they are on and even. Going out for a ride now to try them out. Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBerNick View Post
    Thinking a little too much? Wouldnt damage the bars any more than a small spill, which is not at all. The handlebars will not do damaged. It only takes a couple small taps, to damage the end of a grip.
    No it is from working in a shop and seeing bikes come in with loose handle bars that have stripped stems or damaged ends from people doing that.

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