- Open Bar Ends ?
Anyone know of an open clamp or two piece clamp bar end? I am thinking of creating a poor mans surly moloko bar, so need bar ends I can clamp to a tube that I cannot slide them onto.Posted 7 months agooliverracingSubscriber
I had a look a few years ago and the closest thing I could find was some of the odd shaped extensions sold by PX/on-one at the time. Not really what you’d call bar end and no idea if they’re still obtainable
EDIT: Here – But there were 20+ types available at one point from memoryPosted 7 months agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Would something like a Cinelli Spinaci (spl?) work?Posted 7 months ago
I’ve been looking for some of these two
Don’t forget about bar diametersPosted 7 months ago
Would something like a Cinelli Spinaci (spl?) work?
They would, but they offend my eyes so badly I would never be able to look at my bike again.
Doesn’t need to be that big, more of a small straight stubby type thing.Posted 7 months agoFOGSubscriber
Didn’t TOG make some a couple of years ago? They were intended to fit inboard of the grips to give a slightly different hand position but where you would get them in the uk now I don’t knowPosted 7 months ago
They were more a thumb rest rather than an inboard bar endPosted 7 months ago
OP, what’s the diameter of the bar area to be clamped?Posted 7 months ago
OP, what’s the diameter of the bar area to be clamped?
I havnt bought the bars yet, either lovemud confucious, or on-one Geoff barsPosted 7 months ago
^ ok, reason I asked is in case you might find use of 2x cheap, longish quill stems (normally have smaller clamp diameter) and cut them down as stubby ends.
Doubtful though, as most stems with a face-plate fixing are 25.4mm, unless BMX stems which are 22mm, but they are typically massive clamps with short reach, so no use as such here.Posted 7 months ago
^ OP, just roughly measured the loop diameter on my Geoff bars and seems to be 22.2mm.
Bar-ends on the front there (if you could find some) could be stretching you out effectively aero-style (see also Jeff Jones’ ‘Narwhale’), is that what you’re after? If instead you want sweep + climbing leverage/alternate position then maybe better to just stump up for some Koga Denham bars? I spotted them after purchasing the Geoffs, and now having some buyer’s remorse/grass is greener as the loop on the Geoff’s isn’t as useful for extensive climbing as hoods on wide drop-bars or having bar ends, IME.Posted 7 months ago
*edit – ‘Gnarwhal’ 😬Posted 7 months agoBezSubscriber
Doesn’t need to be that big, more of a small straight stubby type thing.
Posted 7 months agowillaloneMember
Find a UK/chinese for these maybe..
Would these work?
As above, yes they would work but are ugly.Posted 7 months ago
Just found these… Not sure if they would work or how long they are. Never seen them before and not really sure what the are.hols2Member
There seem to be road and MTB versions. The MTB version has a 22.2 mm diameter to fit just inside the standard grips, the road version fits a 31.8 mm bar inboard, by the stem. To be totally cool, you would obviously fit both.
I just got a foot/kick-bike with a pair SQLabs ‘innerbarends’. They effectively provide an inboard grip on riser or flat bars that mimics an ‘on the hoods’ position of drop-bars. Apparently they do/did a split clamp version, at least according to this:
Posted 5 months agokaiserMember
As previously suggested ..find a cheap ,long stem with 25.4 faceplate and use a 22.2 to 25.4 shim .Cut of the end that’s not needed and plug/tape them.Posted 5 months agojoshvegasSubscriber
I might be missing something here…
Set of the non cinelli horrid things and remove them when you aren’t using them? Because you’ve specifically asked for that function!Posted 5 months ago
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