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    Why bullmoose bars are the best bars ever...

    This morning I started my normal routine by crawling out of bed and stumbling to the kitchen to make coffee. Yesterday I had thrown away an empty coffee bag, but I though there was another in the freezer. Unfortunately, to my dismay there was not. There was no coffee in the house. Thinking quickly, I grabbed a bike and in my bedroom slippers I pedaled off to the grocery store.

    Returning home with my one item after responsibly declining a grocery bag, I found the perfect place to carry a pound of coffee. The bullmoose bar hold the coffee perfectly! Try this with your newfangled modern bars.

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    I ALWAYS make sure i have coffee for tomorrow morning therefore there is no need for a bullmoose bar.
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    jesus. that's your Stanbike?

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    I thought 29ers were the answer to all problems.. you need to get w/ the program: fix this post.
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    Cheers

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    Pics of the slippers in the store or this whole thing is staged....

    Nice bars guys, both of 'em.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Pics of the slippers in the store or this whole thing is staged....
    I wear them a lot more places than I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I wear them a lot more places than I should.
    That's okay.

    It's when you start thinking these pants are appropriate shopping apparel that we need to have a talk......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Cheers

    how cute. you use saucers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    how cute. you use saucers.
    Sadly however, I was all out of tiny biscuits
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    That's okay.

    It's when you start thinking these pants are appropriate shopping apparel that we need to have a talk......
    I don't know... I think those would be too upscale for the local walmarts.
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    Waiting for a retrotechnoweenie to show up with the carbon bull moose bars. Have yet to see one in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    It's when you start thinking these pants are appropriate shopping apparel that we need to have a talk......
    These are just starting to hit the shops here in Australia. Rad!

    And how about that new singer, Irene Cara? Man, she's gonna go places!

    This weekend, I'm off to the movies. Flashdance is playing.

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    I wanna see the machine that pulled the shots.
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    how cute. you use saucers.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    That's okay.

    It's when you start thinking these pants are appropriate shopping apparel that we need to have a talk......
    The thing is, those pants first came out right about the same time Bullmoose bars were first hitting the trails too.

    Period correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-rod View Post
    The thing is, those pants first came out right about the same time Bullmoose bars were first hitting the trails too.

    Period correct!
    Painfully, this is true....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    @grumps Irene Cara? Pffft she's no Dixies Midnight Runners!



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    Bullmoose bars

    Sadly, none of the bars shown are original Bullmoose bars, just remakes of a bye gone era. NOTHING say's vintage like a real set of Bullmoose bars! If I knew how to use this modern computer, I'd post a photo of the real bars.

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    This should be good..
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    Bullmoose

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    The real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    Sadly, none of the bars shown are original Bullmoose bars, just remakes of a bye gone era. NOTHING say's vintage like a real set of Bullmoose bars! If I knew how to use this modern computer, I'd post a photo of the real bars.
    Did you see hollister's bars?

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    I did, and they are nice. I should say I prefer the bars that came on the early Stumpjumpers. Yes, I'm biased. In the early 80's, the first MTB's to show up in a select few bike shops in the NYC area were Stumpjumpers, and they had those beautiful bars that no other bike I'd ever seen before had. And that's when I fell in love with the Stumpjumper, buying my first one, in 1983. Yes, I know Specialized took the design from TR, but as I said, that was the first time I'd ever seen them, and they looked great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    If I knew how to use this modern computer, I'd post a photo of the real bars.
    Now THAT'S ^^ the true essence of the 'retro' phenomenon !!

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    Why bullmoose bars are the best bars ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    I did, and they are nice. I should say I prefer the bars that came on the early Stumpjumpers. Yes, I'm biased. In the early 80's, the first MTB's to show up in a select few bike shops in the NYC area were Stumpjumpers, and they had those beautiful bars that no other bike I'd ever seen before had. And that's when I fell in love with the Stumpjumper, buying my first one, in 1983. Yes, I know Specialized took the design from TR, but as I said, that was the first time I'd ever seen them, and they looked great!
    I totally get where you're coming from but you gotta make accurate statements or you may get called out. let's see your bars once you learn how to use your computer.

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    The first "Bullmoose" bars were Tom Ritchey's response to riding Wende Cragg's clunker, built by Alan Bonds, in the January 1979 Repack event that was filmed by KPIX. During the race, the handlebars rotated in the stem clamp. Tom overthought the problem and came up with the Bullmoose.

    It wasn't universal at first. Gary's first Ritchey frame had a traditional stem and aluminum bars.

    Because the look was iconic, even if it wasn't the most efficient design, it took over the MTB world for a couple of years, before somebody realized that you could accomplish the same purpose with a much simpler design of a single bar-stem combo.

    Now it has come full circle, since my "modern" bike has the handlebars clamped into the stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    I did, and they are nice. I should say I prefer the bars that came on the early Stumpjumpers. Yes, I'm biased. In the early 80's, the first MTB's to show up in a select few bike shops in the NYC area were Stumpjumpers, and they had those beautiful bars that no other bike I'd ever seen before had. And that's when I fell in love with the Stumpjumper, buying my first one, in 1983. Yes, I know Specialized took the design from TR, but as I said, that was the first time I'd ever seen them, and they looked great!
    slingshot stems are not bullmoose
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    Bullmoose bars are stupid.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Have you seen those camel toe bars? I hear they spread your chest muscles apart so you can breathe better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    jesus. that's your Stanbike?
    Stanbike? hahahaha

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    What's a "Stanbike"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodpuppy View Post
    What's a "Stanbike"?
    Looooooooooooooooooong story from a galaxy far far away......
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    I'm left to assume a guy named Stan went from "ludicrous speed" straight to "plaid."
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    You may assume that a "guy named Stan" tried to legitimize affordable Classic Bikes instead of Bikes the masses could never afford. His efforts were not looked upon kindly by the few that controlled the forum. No harm no foul. He moved on...but his spirit still lives on ;-)

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    He also tended to be dramatic and has somewhat of a martyr tendency. God rest his soul. He did like beer and BBQ which is alright by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    You may assume that a "guy named Stan" tried to legitimize affordable Classic Bikes instead of Bikes the masses could never afford. His efforts were not looked upon kindly by the few that controlled the forum. No harm no foul. He moved on...but his spirit still lives on ;-)
    how does one "control" this or any forum other than banning those w/ a differente POV? I say that's non sense and drama.. If you were trully stirring things up in a bad way you would have been banned. I was banned from many forums incl. roadbike review, retrobike and facebook so i know a thing or two about forum control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    how does one "control" this or any forum other than banning those w/ a differente POV? I say that's non sense and drama.. If you were trully stirring things up in a bad way you would have been banned. I was banned from many forums incl. roadbike review, retrobike and facebook so i know a thing or two about forum control.
    it was long ago and far away...and I was 'banned' for a bit. I consider it water under the bridge. Life goes on..Relax, take a breath and laugh a little.

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    So, a Trek fan?

    /jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    it was long ago and far away...and I was 'banned' for a bit. I consider it water under the bridge. Life goes on..Relax, take a breath and laugh a little.
    We are all laughing.

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    I went camping over Labor Day weekend. One morning I woke up, made coffee, grabbed my mug, took a quick ride to see if fish were rising... and randomly found myself thinking about this thread, of all things.

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    Not quite bull moose, but the same spirit in more modern fashion. Life is pretty darn good some days, but a good handlebar always makes it better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Not quite bull moose, but the same spirit in more modern fashion. Life is pretty darn good some days, but a good handlebar always makes it better!
    Looks like a good weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Life is pretty darn good some days,
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    slingshot stems are not bullmoose
    Are you saying no early Stumpjumpers had bullmoose bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    Are you saying no early Stumpjumpers had bullmoose bars?
    The earliest Stumpjumpers came with "golf club" stem. Later models used slingshot stems or bullmoose bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    Are you saying no early Stumpjumpers had bullmoose bars?
    no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    Sadly, none of the bars shown are original Bullmoose bars,
    P.S. The bars in the original picture that started the thread are from 1986. They are the third version of the bullmoose bar that Tom made. The first had bars were similar to these but had a clamp the secured the stem to a brazed-in plug in the steerer. The second version included a quilled stem attached to the bar - although these might have all been out-sourced? The third an final version (as pictured) used a separate quill adapter that held the bar to the steerer tube (whereas the originals used a clamp).

    Is there a history of the bullmoose bar thread yet?
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    For as long as I've owned her, ol' number six has always sported Dirtdrops.

    I think she looks muy guapa with her new front-end bling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    For as long as I've owned her, ol' number six has always sported Dirtdrops.

    I think she looks muy guapa with her new front-end bling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    You may assume that a "guy named Stan" tried to legitimize affordable Classic Bikes instead of Bikes the masses could never afford. His efforts were not looked upon kindly by the few that controlled the forum. No harm no foul. He moved on...but his spirit still lives on ;-)
    Seeing as this was his last post where did you move on to?
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