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Old 21-01-2009, 10:50 AM
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been approached by this american company to distribute thier parts.
take a look. and bear in mind that the $ price would be surpassed in 's due to the exchange rate and shipping costs.

so anyone fancy a set of 500.00 plus handle bars?????

http://gregscycles.com/parts.html
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Old 21-01-2009, 10:54 AM
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There is a mug born every day so???
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Old 21-01-2009, 03:18 PM
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I'd like 2 pairs of bars please,could i get my butler to pick them up ? i would send the maid,but im giving her a raise
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Old 22-01-2009, 06:32 PM
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In the light of Big Bear, American Suspension, Invader Wheels and probably some others, all having things fall apart, I'd want to have a bloody good look at some of it before I got involved.

Come to think of it, those 360 brakes had issues. Related to them being not much of a brake I think...

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THING IS TIM. I COULD MAKE THOSE SAME BARS AND SELL THEM FOR LESS AND STILL MAKE A GOOD PROFIT ON THEM.
YES I BELIEVE THERE WERE ISSUES WITH THOSE 360 BRAKES.
AND I'M SURE YOU SAW AS DID I, THE SNAPPED AMERICAN SUSPENSION INVERTED TELES. SCAREY.

and i just noticed i typed all that in caps.
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Old 23-01-2009, 07:53 PM
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Probably not much of a UK market even at a lower price. I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to produce any shaped bars your customers might ask for. Personally I wouldnt go for the sharp corners, but they might look good on a show bike.

Although my thinking is anyone who can make a custom bike good enough to show can probably make their own bars.

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I wouldn't mind something like that, but a damn sight cheaper.
How do they stand on the MoT front regarding leading sharp edges?
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Old 27-01-2009, 10:59 AM
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I wouldn't mind something like that, but a damn sight cheaper.
How do they stand on the MoT front regarding leading sharp edges?
I had these made up for me trike off a chap in the states total incl shipping was 135 and no problems with mot's

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Old 27-01-2009, 11:20 AM
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I dont see anything that most builders couldnt make for themselves there

far easier than say bending a set of apes up.

I made similar but more basic set for my old lowrider, one 30 degree cut across tube rotate and weld gave the V then a couple of gentle bends to take the straighness off them, total time about 1 hour, total cost about 4 for the threaded slugs that I welded to the bars to mount them to the top yoke.
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I dont see anything that most builders couldnt make for themselves there

far easier than say bending a set of apes up.

I made similar but more basic set for my old lowrider, one 30 degree cut across tube rotate and weld gave the V then a couple of gentle bends to take the straighness off them, total time about 1 hour, total cost about 4 for the threaded slugs that I welded to the bars to mount them to the top yoke.
Now there's a thought, You seem to be feeling the pinch a bit lately, why not start knocking a few of this type of bar for Dracken1 to display and then make to order?

I'm not suggesting that he couldn't make them himself but that there might be a market for something like that at the right price.

Maybe you should get together

And maybe I should just shut up.

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I dont see anything that most builders couldnt make for themselves there.
SO what does that mean, I dont weld so I buy. Is this snobbery your displaying Tony ?
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Old 27-01-2009, 01:41 PM
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???!!! WTF do you want your toys back now LOL

nothing of the sort, Im certainly not snobby, far from it. edit: I just realised what you might have got wrong end of the handlebars about, my comment wasnt aimed at your photo, was regarding the photos on the link at the top :end of edit

I said "most" and from the opinion I have gained it would seem that most builders either have access to the required tools or have mates that do.

was merely a statement of fact, pointing out how easy it is to put something along similar lines together, mine were far less complicated that yours

1 cut 2 bends and couple of bent bits as the risers.

if I managed to make them anyone can LOL if in doubt just tack together with any welder in hidden places, or clamp together and take to be welded, thats what I do now with the local Tig welding place

I expect theres many things that you can do that I cant, perhaps you would like to voice them and then be "snobby" over me?? LOL

yours at 135 including shipping are a very good deal in my opinion, but at over 500 the others are not quite so good value


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just as a slight aside, anyone wanting to maybe play about with shapes etc of bars, what I did was got some long lengths of thick walled cardboard tube, cut it about lots of wide saw cuts to enable me to bend it about, got them to hold shape with sellotape, and then used as a template once I had sat on the bike with bars in place and walked around it a few times going UMMMM ARRRRR, " would change the bars" LOL
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Oii you missed me toy car ...... can I have it back mister

I'd leave welding to the experts lifes safer that way
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