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Old 03-30-2009, 04:33 AM   #10216
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Got my rack.

$20 for a beefy looking aluminum job from the LBS. Sold.

An "Axiom Journey".

It bolted up quite nicely. We'll see how it holds up in commuter duty, I'll probably spring for the matching front racks from the same company.
What bike did you put the rack on? Don't you own quite a few different bikes.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:34 AM   #10217
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #10218
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So, dude, I have Nitto moustache bars on my fixie.

Luv 'em.

Next bike - a looong distance machine - will have them. But I've never ridden butterfly. Looks like a good deal. Any downside?
So, dude, tell me about those Nittos. I have an old Schwinn frame that I want to switch from flat bars to something else for commuting and possibly touring. Those moustache bars look like they could be the cat's meow. Do they have a short-coming you are trying to solve?
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #10219
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So, dude, tell me about those Nittos. I have an old Schwinn frame that I want to switch from flat bars to something else for commuting and possibly touring. Those moustache bars look like they could be the cat's meow. Do they have a short-coming you are trying to solve?
Got no downside to report EXCEPT that I haven't figure out how to get my farkle on 'em.

I've mounted the brakes like so...


But am having some difficulty finding a good easy-access mount point for my Crane Suzu bell.


I'm all about the bicycle bell! I infinately prefer a melodic Dinnnnnnng! to shouting 'On yer left!'.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #10220
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Hmm. You're ordinarily a very clever monkey so I am going to assume this is a real poser. You said "farkle" in the singular so this would likely be ridiculously overboard.

I can see right where it ought to go on the Albatross or Dove bar, but not the 'stache.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #10221
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Hmm. You're ordinarily a very clever monkey so I am going to assume this is a real poser. You said "farkle" in the singular so this would likely be ridiculously overboard.

I can see right where it ought to go on the Albatross or Dove bar, but not the 'stache.
Nah, that thing would be entirely out of place on this...



Only the bell. Only the bell.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:05 PM   #10222
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I like these...



aka Incredibell ... they make a single Ding for each flip of the toggle. a little flip makes a little ding, a big flip makes a bigger ding. they are nice and compact on your bars too. ideally, you place it so you can reach it with your thumb when your hands are in your favorite riding position. yeah, I know, on taped drop bars, thats a problem. I'd probably put it right near the gooseneck so you can ding it when riding on top.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:40 AM   #10223
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hmmmm.....might be getting close to time to get my bikes out for spring? The Mc won't be ready for a month or more anyway.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:44 AM   #10224
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hmmmm.....might be getting close to time to get my bikes out for spring? The Mc won't be ready for a month or more anyway.

Bike season is merely whenever ski season isn't.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:42 AM   #10225
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I like these...



aka Incredibell ... they make a single Ding for each flip of the toggle. a little flip makes a little ding, a big flip makes a bigger ding. they are nice and compact on your bars too. ideally, you place it so you can reach it with your thumb when your hands are in your favorite riding position. yeah, I know, on taped drop bars, thats a problem. I'd probably put it right near the gooseneck so you can ding it when riding on top.
Yeah, that's what's on there now.

But, if you've dinnnnnnnged a Crane Suzu, you know why I have three incredibells lying in a drawer.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:37 PM   #10226
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I've got the kind with a compass built-in. It's a little big though.



The Jellibell is my favorite!

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Old 03-31-2009, 01:56 PM   #10227
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The Jellibell is my favorite!


hahahah, my daughter picked out that gelbell in that exact color :)

i've still gotta mount it on her bike.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:54 PM   #10228
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I've got the kind with a compass built-in. It's a little big though.



Me likey. Where would one get one of these please - what's it called/made by ?
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:25 PM   #10229
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Me likey. Where would one get one of these please - what's it called/made by ?
I'm pretty sure thats by Incredibell, same as the other ones I pasted... but their website only shows a thermometer bell, and not that compass bell...
http://www.mirrycle.com/main_bells.htm

i see them online from Bell (the helmet people) but I have to say, Bell's bicycle accessories are pretty much low end cheap chinese crap.

I'd also be inclined to think that compass would bounce around way too much to be useful unless you stop and wait for it to settle. and, of course, there's no ferrous metals near it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:21 PM   #10230
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Here's where I got mine http://jensonusa.com/store/product/B...ion+Bells.aspx
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