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#1 2013-09-26 10:31am

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V-Bars discuss

Why the lack of V-bars? They seemed like a short lived early 80's thing. I never even owned a pair! I have not seen any in ages. Is it time for a comeback?

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#2 2013-09-26 10:32am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

I never really cared for them personally.


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#3 2013-09-26 10:35am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Fly already made "new" ones.
http://www.bmx-zone.com/de-article-id-586.html

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#4 2013-09-26 10:35am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

had some cool v-bars on my huffy pro thunder....pretty sure they were blue.


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#5 2013-09-26 10:37am

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no it is not time for a come back.  some things should stay dead. they wear realy only good for triails bikes. shure they gave the head a little more space when bashing/crashing. but other than that what good wear they?


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#6 2013-09-26 11:06am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Sometimes I think they look cool, but other times I don't.  Standard made some, and Kappa made a few, as well.  I guess Sunday is the solution to all the daggone v bar pads floating around...


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#7 2013-09-26 11:35am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Anyone know when the first v-bars appeared?

I dig them cool


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#8 2013-09-26 11:59am

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Axel10 wrote:

Anyone know when the first v-bars appeared?

I dig them cool

Late 70's I'd reckon.

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#9 2013-09-26 12:01pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

no it is not time for a come back.  some things should stay dead. they wear realy only good for triails bikes. shure they gave the head a little more space when bashing/crashing. but other than that what good wear they?

the V allowed them to flex just a little and this kept the bar from being jumped down or breaking from jumping.


Axel10 wrote:

Anyone know when the first v-bars appeared?

I dig them cool

early 50s... bmx in America started nothing that was not already going on for decades in Europe.

Coco wrote:

Axel10 wrote:

Anyone know when the first v-bars appeared?

I dig them cool

Late 70's I'd reckon.

for the redline flavor, sure.

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#10 2013-09-26 12:08pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Mr.Tick is making some more this winter. big_smile
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee447/SEA_ELECTRIC/Hermosa%2026%20inch%20ride%203%2016%2013/DE2B0B10-36AF-4770-BB7A-18237C44CB45-569-0000005113BB687E_zpsebe78f3d.jpg

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#11 2013-09-26 12:10pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

V-bars are cool. They were all the rage back in the late 70`s to early 80`s.


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#12 2013-09-26 12:15pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Most are too skinny, it's tough to ride 23" wide when you get used to 28"-29" like GT Pro bars or the likes


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#13 2013-09-26 12:17pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

redline V bars came in 3 sizes.. 24", 26" and 28"

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#14 2013-09-26 12:20pm

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We'll be seeing some more chrome V-bars in 2014

wink


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#15 2013-09-26 12:25pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

Are the GHP bars, re-issued with the 24 retro in 2011, considered v-bars?
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/ghp/63224


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#16 2013-09-26 12:28pm

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Re: V-Bars discuss

I have my friend's MX II from bitd.  He wasn't too thrilled with the v-bars and swapped them out for GT Pro's.

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#17 2013-09-26 12:28pm

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Wouldn't mind having some 28 V bars, but usually the ones I see are too narrow for my liking... as was stated.

Me thinks they need to make bars from stainless steel too...besides the old goose bars....which again are narrow...I digress.tongue

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#18 2013-09-26 12:37pm

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V-Bars look cool on the right build           wink
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#19 2013-09-26 12:42pm

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Meltdown wrote:

Wouldn't mind having some 28 V bars, but usually the ones I see are too narrow for my liking... as was stated.

Me thinks they need to make bars from stainless steel too...besides the old goose bars....which again are narrow...I digress.tongue

Fly made NS V bars,don't know if they are still made but you get modern geo with retro looks.The bars are called pantera v bars.


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#20 2013-09-26 12:57pm

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Redline v-bars on a proline, can't go wrong there!

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#21 2013-09-26 1:37pm

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coloredtuffs wrote:

We'll be seeing some more chrome V-bars in 2014

wink

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#22 2013-09-26 1:57pm

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I still lke VBar but don't own a single pair any longer. I used 23" redline bar to race with and had them extended to 27" later on. I used the same par my entire career. You get used to one shape it was hard for me to change.

I always think of Vbar as a Redline thing that others copied.  They allowedfor softer landings because the bars could flex just a bit. I guess it's sort of like the difference between riding a rigid Aluminim frame compared to CroMo frame. CroMo flexes just a touch.

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#23 2013-09-26 2:05pm

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The early nickle redline vbar was maybe 76 or 77 with the deep v called victory bars ive seen these 26 wide and aupposedly up to 28 wide. The later redline vbars are mostly 26 wide although I have 2 unstamped late 79 t o early 80 sets that are 28 wide with a flat sweep. the later stamped hotdog vbars are usually 26  the stu bars are 28 but have a more aggressive sweep then the earlier unstamped bars. I have examples of every type to compare  if I have time on sunday ill post them.


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#24 2013-09-26 2:14pm

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"early 50s... bmx in America started nothing that was not already going on for decades in Europe."

VBar were from the 1950's european BMX revolution?! Who knew?!

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#25 2013-09-27 4:48am

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I have a set of Nickel bars here that I've had since 81. My dad extended them and I flattened them out. Since then I have had them powdered Proline red to preserve the nickel better.
I have several pairs of Vbars and I love them.I love my GT bars better though.
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