My crappy plastic bar end caps kept slipping off every time I parked my rig. I finally lost one before I hit Hood River, OR. I didn't want my tape unraveling and I needed to conserve duct tape for emergencies.

So, I stopped at a bike shop and purchased these over-engineered beauties. I have no idea if the vibration dampening claims are real. My guess is that my 29" wheels are doing most of the work reducing road shock. I've been a sucker for a lot of bike technology that just turned out to be goofy: rear elastomer suspension; Profile aerobars; biopace chain rings, you name it.

No matter, the Bontragers serve the purpose of staying put. Look how long and fat they are! I had a hard time impaling my bars with the squishy fat rubber enclosures around the brass bars. I used a screwdriver to no avail to jam them. Finally, I just spit on them and they slid right in. It was almost erotic.

So, no more worries about tape unraveling.

 


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Hatch
06/08/2013 12:09am

Leahey,

The last portion of your post sounds like porn...."No matter, the Bontragers serve the purpose of staying put. Look how long and fat they are! I had a hard time impaling my bars with the squishy fat rubber enclosures around the brass bars. I used a screwdriver to no avail to jam them. Finally, I just spit on them and they slid right in. It was almost erotic."

Too funny Bro! I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the "spit on it to make it fit" part which I am so used to hearing in those "That''s what she said" moments LOL.

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debra wade
06/08/2013 3:55am

Jon,
I'm loving reading your blog. It is so fun and entertaining, in your next career please consider going into writing or standup comedy
or something where you can share your very warped but absolutely
dead on sense of humor. Keep those cheeks on the seat and those feet on the pedals so you can get to Glacier at the same time as us.

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Jonathan Leahey
06/08/2013 8:18am

Bar end caps need whatever help they can get, Hatch...or else, no one would read about them!

Peace, out.

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Jonathan Leahey
06/08/2013 8:20am

Thanks Deb, I'll do my best. I'll try to give you a call in a day or two.

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06/15/2013 1:27pm

It was sure was nice meeting you have a great trip.Thanks for sending your aunt in and letting me rip her off HAPPY TO SEE YA PROUD TO RIP YOU OFF.Oh by the way jonathan if you would have showed up with a giants shirt on you would have gotten a neck ringing Joe- Jocelyn

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Jonathan Leahey
06/15/2013 1:33pm

I miss you guys already!

Hopefully, my wife and kids will make it to your place before you shut down, if they drive straight through. Otherwise, I'm gonna make 'em stop in tomorrow.

Cheers!

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