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#51 2016-02-06 10:26am

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Draw wrote:

CW bars are different but they ride nice. they are crazy stiff and do not flex like V bars.
the v bar design flexes too much to be competitive for todays riders.

I really like the redline V bars myself. most of my redlines have v bars. and i agree the 24"
bars are small but the larger 26" feel fine and the 28" bars are downright roomy smile

I have a fairly tall v-bar on my hack, and it doesn't flex much at all.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/17782/sidehacks756b63ab443.jpg
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Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#52 2016-02-06 10:29am

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Another few pictures, just because     wink

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Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#53 2016-02-06 12:57pm

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My 1980 Redline has some stamped Redline bars that are about 26 wide. I like them and just consider them a variation in bar evolution. smile


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#54 2016-02-06 1:18pm

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I was always a fan and had several v-bars BITD but the final configuration of my '80 Pro-Line wound up with CW Pro bars (which I still like today.)

When a nice Pro-Line v-bar came up for sale here I hopped on them for old times sake but didn't know what to do with them.

What else? Collect up parts to build an entire bike around them. lol

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#55 2016-02-06 1:35pm

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Dang, nice redlines guys....


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#56 2016-02-06 1:47pm

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sawdoff85 wrote:

Dang, nice redlines guys....

Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking         big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

Sweet!!!!     wink


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#57 2016-02-06 2:38pm

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/11578/kz-1-256b675c37c.jpg

The new Redline anniversary bars on this one.  28" X 8"


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#58 2016-02-06 2:51pm

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I always liked them but never bought them. Don't  know why except for maybe I wanted other parts first and never ended up buying them. The Redline 40th anniversary v bars are going on my new build though. wink


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#59 2016-02-06 5:01pm

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I like the 40th anniversary RL bars. cool

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#60 2016-02-06 6:40pm

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stonie wrote:

Draw wrote:

CW bars are different but they ride nice. they are crazy stiff and do not flex like V bars.
the v bar design flexes too much to be competitive for todays riders.

I really like the redline V bars myself. most of my redlines have v bars. and i agree the 24"
bars are small but the larger 26" feel fine and the 28" bars are downright roomy smile

I have a fairly tall v-bar on my hack, and it doesn't flex much at all.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 3ab443.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 3ab49a.jpg

Whats up with that seat post and why no seat?

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#61 2016-02-07 5:13am

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Has anyone seen the new DK Chamberlain bars?http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/7751/products/57_ff781fa5-8646-4893-9922-7e1db68f98eb.jpeg?v=1454375414

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#62 2016-02-07 5:38am

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I like those too Guru! big_smile

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#63 2016-02-07 6:17am

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Meltdown wrote:

I like those too Guru! big_smile

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#64 2016-02-07 7:09am

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Kurt_Rad wrote:

Meltdown wrote:

I like those too Guru! big_smile

+1

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#65 2016-02-07 9:35am

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lipskidomatic wrote:

stonie wrote:

Draw wrote:

CW bars are different but they ride nice. they are crazy stiff and do not flex like V bars.
the v bar design flexes too much to be competitive for todays riders.

I really like the redline V bars myself. most of my redlines have v bars. and i agree the 24"
bars are small but the larger 26" feel fine and the 28" bars are downright roomy smile

I have a fairly tall v-bar on my hack, and it doesn't flex much at all.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 3ab443.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 3ab49a.jpg

Whats up with that seat post and why no seat?

If you look at the unrestored pictures you will see the seatpost on the banana seat.

I just didn't get around to getting the banana seat recovered, or replaced.

Only took the hack around the block with the post in there like that.
Replaced it with a GT slight layback microadjust chrome post and SDG S2000 TI Saddle Black


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#66 2016-02-08 2:19am

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They're overrated.

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#67 2016-02-08 4:47am

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Cool


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#68 2016-02-08 4:53am

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bmxguru wrote:

Has anyone seen the new DK Chamberlain bars?http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/7 … 1454375414

I mentioned those in the other V bar thread that Kurt_rad started.  I like them except only offering one rise, and it's 9.8", just puts them WAY out of my usable range.  Had to pay big bucks for copper Nowear Candybars since they come in a reasonable 8.5" rise.  If there was a shorter rise option I'd have the DK's in copper.

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#69 2016-02-09 3:09am

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The DK bars are for modern builds. DK did not set out for them to be old school or retro. When talking to the guys at DK, they said the first version of these had a straight crossbar but the handlebar just didn't look right because the gap between the stem clamp and crossbar was just too large. They then changed it to a V-bar to make the opening smaller. I like them and the kidlets think that it is a new look.

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#70 2016-02-09 3:37am

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bmxguru wrote:

The DK bars are for modern builds. DK did not set out for them to be old school or retro. When talking to the guys at DK, they said the first version of these had a straight crossbar but the handlebar just didn't look right because the gap between the stem clamp and crossbar was just too large. They then changed it to a V-bar to make the opening smaller. I like them and the kidlets think that it is a new look.

Yeah, I get it.  But there's nothing old school or even really retro about my bikes.  Some people just don't want bars that tall.  9.0 was to tall for my tastes as seen in the picture, so I went down to 8.5s.
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#71 2016-02-23 6:12pm

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These showed up today cool
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#72 2016-02-23 6:27pm

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Hmmm. I might just have to get a set of the RL anniversary bars for my Flight Pro XXL. Would be the perfect,smile old-school touch of bling.


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#73 2016-02-23 6:27pm

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^cool  For some reason the v on those is the best looking to me.  The NoWear V is kinda deep IMHO (though Karl says that is because they were specifically designed for the candy bar trick) and the DK seems a bit to shallow to me.  Al's look just right to me.  All 3 look good on the right build though.

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#74 2016-02-23 6:30pm

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#75 2016-02-23 6:34pm

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bmxguru wrote:

The DK bars are for trendy builds. DK did not set out for them to be old school or retro. When talking to the guys at DK, they said the first version of these had a straight crossbar but the handlebar just didn't look right because the gap between the stem clamp and crossbar was just too large. They then changed it to a V-bar to make the opening smaller. I like them and the kidlets think that it is a new look.

Fixed it for ya, got nothing to do with "modern" but trendy.  Seriously, where you are at, are you selling a lot of the 10" and taller bars to young riders?  I see lots if them here on the Museum on older guys bikes for cruising comfort, but at my locals I still mostly see 8.5 to 9.0 rise bars.  Maybe my area is the exception and hasn't caught onto the trend yet.

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