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Bar plugs which stay in

Postby gdt » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:59 am

Road bike. I use the cheap plastic ones, but I lose a few each year as I commute. Getting a bit sick of that. Recommendations for a bar plug which stays in are welcomed. Extra points for inbuilt reflector or other coolness.
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by BNA » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:09 am

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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby darkhorse75 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:09 am

These should work, little bit pricey http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-grip-doctor-bar-end-plugs/
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby jacks1071 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:08 am

gdt wrote:Road bike. I use the cheap plastic ones, but I lose a few each year as I commute. Getting a bit sick of that. Recommendations for a bar plug which stays in are welcomed. Extra points for inbuilt reflector or other coolness.


Wrap some electrical tape around them before you jam them into the bar end to ensure its tight. If they go in tight you shouldn't ever loose one.

I have seen spreader bolt type ones similar to what you'd use on a dirt motorbike but they shouldn't be required.
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby RonK » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:05 am

darkhorse75 wrote:These should work, little bit pricey http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-grip-doctor-bar-end-plugs/

These are good, and last forever. I got tired of loosing cheap plastic ends.
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby Pushy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:43 pm

How about these
cheap but could take a few weeks to deliver.
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby Kenzo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:49 pm

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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby tallywhacker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:38 pm

cant go wrong with these
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:23 pm

I've got Shadow Conspiracy branded bar plugs on my SS, rock solid, they look really good and they weren't expensive (can't remember what i paid but got them from the LBS). Where the Hope ones use a bit of rubber that gets squeezed and expands, the shadow conspiracy ones have 3 floating rectangular bits that get pushed out by cones at each end (pictures should make that easier to understand).
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Re: Bar plugs which stay in

Postby Jean » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:48 pm

+1 to the Hope ones. I have them on my road bike (silver) and had them on my last MTB (black). My new MTB has the XC/AM alloy plugs from the link below (shipped free), which are cheaper than the Hope ones and with a more secure feeling way of locking on to my mind - though, to be fair, the Hope ones have never budged in use.

http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=97&
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