Where do I start with the steaming pile of feces that is most of the stuff on Craigslist? Well, I recently told you about the rare mountain bikes for sale, that were, in fact, SO rare that the store that sold them still had some in their stockroom. Now, I find the following jewel for sale. Let me be the first to say that I am just starting to find interest in the arena of mountain bikes, I also know enough to know that I find bar ends annoying. With that said, I'm equally pretty sure that the idea of a bar end is NOT to impale oneself. Case in point: Yup, I'm pretty sure it doesn't say anywhere in the instructions, "place them in a full vertical and upright position to allow yourself to become impaled if you were to take a header over the handlebars. To make impaling easier, you may also consider sharpening the bar ends." Let's take a look here,
eHow: Installing Bar Ends
*Please allow me a moment to read. OK, mmm hmm, right... How about here, Utah Mountain Biking. Still, no, OK, about 20-30º from the ground, OK, just over 90º from the steer tube. Hmmm, *OK done reading.
Yeah, so I still haven't found anything that suggests pointing them straight to the sky. With that said I could be mistaken, seriously. I mean, it could be the new thing to take over for the demise of the top tube bar on fixies.
4 months ago