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Bar End Cap(12 posts)

Bar End Capsoup
Jul 25, 2002 9:15 AM
While we're discussing air, headsets, and other fascinating issues, I thought I'd post this querry:

How do I keep my Cineli silver plastic bar-end caps from falling off? I'm always missing at least one.

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Wrap the plugs with tape and then insert. nmDave Hickey
Jul 25, 2002 9:19 AM
Same way mind do?Kristin
Jul 25, 2002 9:20 AM
I finally gave up and taped over my bar end. Just hope the tape holds if I ever fall on it.
Wrap the inner shaft with electric tape...eschelon
Jul 25, 2002 9:22 AM
tightly and with enough thickness (maybe 2 or 3 revolutions around the cap base shaft area). It may end up being a little harder to get the cap back on, but the electric tape acts like a gripping agent that makes it harder for the cap to come off the cork.
Ooops, I guess I could have done that too. (nm)Kristin
Jul 25, 2002 9:25 AM
re: Bar End Capgrzy
Jul 25, 2002 9:25 AM
It's all in the wrist! Actually it's the wy you do the tape job - leave enough tape overhanging when you start (you start at the end right?) then make some clips with the scissors along the tube axis. Tuck it all in and the cap should be quite tight - I usually have to give 'em a good wack and they always stay in.

Ride with out them at your own risk - had a bud who wrecked and took a core sample out of his leg and severed and artery. Not good.
That's easygrandemamou
Jul 25, 2002 9:31 AM
Throw them in the trash and buy a set of Velox bar ends. Once you crank em down they stay put.
But how much do they WEIGH? nmMel Erickson
Jul 25, 2002 11:11 AM
If you are concerned aboutgrandemamou
Jul 25, 2002 11:45 AM
weight Zipp sells a pair of nifty carbon ones for 15 bucks. Have a riding buddy who bought em. One fell out and he had a Velox plug on one and the Zipp on the other. He jokingly said that together they weigh about the same as the Cinelli plug so it's a wash.

They ain't pretty and ain't light but they are cheap and trust me they work every time.
Mine sometimes fall outMel Erickson
Jul 25, 2002 11:13 AM
even with plenty of bar tape shoved up the end of the bar. Several wraps of electrical tape should do it, or anything that will snug up the fit. Just had one fall out Monday while the other one is plenty tight. Go figure.
Do not wrap the cap in tape. Here is the real answercyclinseth
Jul 25, 2002 11:39 AM
When first applying the handle bar tape start wrapping so that about half the width of the tape is off the end of the bar and then tuck that portion inside the handle bar. Your caps will fit snuggly.
Tell that to the cap that fell off MondayMel Erickson
Jul 25, 2002 2:19 PM
I had plenty of handlebar tape inside the bar. Manufacturing tolerences today just aren't what they used to be!