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    The Official Bar End ID and Reference Thread

    Thought it would be cool to see all the styles in one place.
    Coolest, lightest, rarest, or just run of the mill, let's see what you have....


    A few to get the ball rolling:

    Ti Control Stix



    Al Control Stix



    Don't know what these are, but would love to know...any guesses?





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    Yes! Nothing more radically vintage than attaching a pair of long bar ends on a 22in flat bar. I like the control tech teams but mine are Ibis.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Cool thread. Sadly, I think I took a lot of my accumulated bar ends to the aluminum recycler. My first were the quill type Control Tech given to me by Wick from the original crew there.

    I'd like to see some Yeti (FTW?) Antlers. I think that's what they were called. Although they're really out of style, they still feel great while out of the saddle and just motoring along. I've still got them on one bike. Maybe someday they'll make a comeback.

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    Moots Road Handles

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    A wise man once said: "Always Ride"

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    although not true bar ends I guess, here's another shot of the Moots variation with the wood ball on the end.




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    awesome bike..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Run bar ends on all my 90's Ritchey's. Here's a couple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Run bar ends on all my 90's Ritchey's. Here's a couple.
    Yo, this supposed to be a reference thread. Close-ups of the bar-ends with the brand, please. I'm digging up some of mine shortly.

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    These Ti bar ends were on a bike I got from a deceased friend's brother. No idea who made them. I showed them to the old school owner of a LBS, and he immediately said REK TEK. The fabrication is flawless, which leads me to believe he may be right, but if anyone knows for sure it'd be nice to know.


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    Onza CWA's

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    random bar ends...I'll get close ups and ID them as time permits.
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    Some beat up Syncros quill-type steerhorns.



    All purdied up.




    An advert from 1993 with steerhorns and bighorns (no quill at this point. Too damn heavy I guess)


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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Yo, this supposed to be a reference thread. Close-ups of the bar-ends with the brand, please. I'm digging up some of mine shortly.

    You're right...went back and labeled my first two...need help on the third one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    These Ti bar ends were on a bike I got from a deceased friend's brother. No idea who made them. I showed them to the old school owner of a LBS, and he immediately said REK TEK. The fabrication is flawless, which leads me to believe he may be right, but if anyone knows for sure it'd be nice to know.



    Those are tasty....


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    Isn't the 3rd the "original" Onza's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Onza CWA's

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    Nice...now I finally know what EVA stands for.



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    None of mine are museum pieces, and the Control Stix are still being ridden, but here they are:

    Control Stix clamp on
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    Original Control Stix quill type
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    Onza Cro-mo Ski Bend clamp on
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    I remember thinking these looked cool, probably because they were so different. Mountain Goat Granola Bars top and Flight Control Rockets below. The old BikePro catalog has a list of more than twenty bar ends that you can check out.

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    My favorite were the Salsa Mangoes de Amor ergonomic bends, heavy and they were all slightly asymmetrical. Came in that cool little burlap bag.

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    Waiting for them to be cool again, I have a box of em somewhere.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Onzas had the best ergonomics.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    This!
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    my favorite were the salsa mangoes de amor ergonomic bends, heavy and they were all slightly asymmetrical. Came in that cool little burlap bag.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post

    I'd like to see some Yeti (FTW?) Antlers. I think that's what they were called. Although they're really out of style, they still feel great while out of the saddle and just motoring along. I've still got them on one bike. Maybe someday they'll make a comeback.


    I was wondering about the Antlers too...reached out to Frank hoping he had some pics...no dice, but he did have some info:


    "I don't think I even have any photos of those antlers. Many people don't
    know that Chris Herting built the original Onza bar ends and the antlers
    were the inspiration for the 2nd gen type they came out with.. The originals
    of those were made in my shop in AZ for Onza and most were anodized blue."




    Great, something else I need to have now,




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    Gold standard. 1st gen OnZa Ti.



    Tioga Power Studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    This!
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    The way the upbend at the end fit between the thumb and forefinger was great.

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