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 Post subject: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:54 pm 
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Recently bought some bar end mirrors from Hong Kong. They are a decent enough quality, except for the internal expanding hardware which is flimsy and not up to the job.
The attached photos show my cheap fix. The Loxin anchor takes the M6 bolt which came with the mirrors, the two different sized PVC tubes (10mm and 13mm) form a sleeve over the Loxin. A bit of dishwashing detergent was used to lubricate as it is a tight fit inside the handlebar. The cost is in Australian dollars, probably about 3 to 4 quid in the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:46 pm 
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I had to do a similar 'mod' when the star fangled nut (any cyclists will understand) failed inside my early firebolt swingarm pivot shaft.....later ones had a proper thread machined inside.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:12 pm 
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:yt: I always use Rawlbolts for bar end mirrors :yup:

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 Post subject: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:47 pm 
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jeznewsome wrote:
I had to do a similar 'mod' when the star fangled nut (any cyclists will understand) failed inside my early firebolt swingarm pivot shaft.....later ones had a proper thread machined inside.


Never liked star fangled nuts and that was one of the main features of my choice of Cannondale bikes...sealed cartridge bearings for steering and 88 needle bearings for the smoothest suspension :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Fat Crip wrote:
Never liked star fangled nuts and that was one of the main features of my choice of Cannondale bikes...sealed cartridge bearings for steering and 88 needle bearings for the smoothest suspension :-)


Hmmm not sure I agree about the needle rollers.........My Lefty took no end of expensive servicing to keep it right (looked cool however), the Fatty coped much better with the roller bearing plates nicely tucked away near/inside the headstock though.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:40 pm 
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What's a 'Star fangled nut'? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
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Fits fits inside a bicycle fork steerer to allow a threadless headset to be preloaded......you did ask!


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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
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Ah, OK - still none the wiser as to what it does, but now I know what it looks like :yup: lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
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Adam wrote:
What's a 'Star fangled nut'? :?


what happens when you slip off the pedals & goolie your self on the crossbar :coat:

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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
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 Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirror mod
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Bar End Mirror mod
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jeznewsome wrote:
Fat Crip wrote:
Never liked star fangled nuts and that was one of the main features of my choice of Cannondale bikes...sealed cartridge bearings for steering and 88 needle bearings for the smoothest suspension :-)


Hmmm not sure I agree about the needle rollers.........My Lefty took no end of expensive servicing to keep it right (looked cool however), the Fatty coped much better with the roller bearing plates nicely tucked away near/inside the headstock though.


I had and still have a Fatty, obviously! Still in pretty well perfect nick almost 11 years after I last rode her and 18 years since I bought her. Beautiful bike, though only the frame and forks are original now.

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