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Old 12-06-2019, 11:09 AM
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Safety first: Check your handlebar....

Never thought this was possible until you read about it. I've occasionally had my bar end plug fall out randomly, so now I'll be extra vigilant. Hope the kid makes a full recovery.

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:26 AM
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I've heard of people being "core sampled" by handlebars, but that's another level. No bueno.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:55 PM
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Ha! Both the bar end plugs on my commuter have gone missing. Must replace those...
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:11 PM
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I was cringing just reading it. I'm gonna use plugs then wrap some more tape over it just in case.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:51 PM
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Ad below first paragraph

My load of the article had an ad for a vegetable peeler peeling a carrot right below the first paragraph.

Hilarious to me but then again I’m somewhat immune to gross as a physician.

Jon
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:54 PM
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Bar end plugs!

Never liked the plastic plugs that come with the tape.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:02 PM
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Put a drop of super glue on the plug. Don't worry folks...it's only touching the tape.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:16 PM
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I've heard of people being "core sampled" by handlebars, but that's another level. No bueno.
This happened to a friend of mine. He has a huge scar down his leg
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:54 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:06 PM
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Another similar story: https://www.kansas.com/news/nation-w...216724335.html

Those uncovered bar ends can be dangerous...check those bikes, especially your kids.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:45 PM
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The article didn't specify whether it was a road(?) or mountain bike, but upon impact, even a mtb bar might swing 90-degrees.

Data points here, a local shop manager apparently lost a section of his intestine on one of my favorite trails when he reportedly was impaled by (I believe) his bike. But then again, maybe it was a branch(?) since I would expect his bike to be in top condition.
I once crashed (simple-but-tumbling front-wheel wash-out) a touring bike while descending a fire road on Mt. Tam, and did somehow take a solid shot to the very top of my inner thigh from a bar end, which left a half-golf ball-size hematoma for several days.

So yes, the plugs are for more than style points!
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:47 PM
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Happened to me on my dirt bike when I crashed going off a jump. Had a nice circular scar on my chest that took years to fade away. Hmm, actually I should check to see if I can still find it. It's been close to 40 years since it happened.

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Old 12-06-2019, 10:55 PM
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This happened to a friend of mine. He has a huge scar down his leg
Yup, same here, not me, but a friend. Barplugs are good.
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:18 AM
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Willing to bet these cases are all flat bars.
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:47 PM
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Willing to bet these cases are all flat bars.
My crash on the touring bike was with old randonneur or flared road bars.
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