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  • #16
    Thanks Para045.

    Bars aren't bent as far as I can tell.

    A bit bummed that I missed all of the finer details before paying for it.

    Saw it for a cheap price, had a look (read: quick glance) thought it was ok for its condition and that was that.

    Lesson learnt for my next one.. =)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by OCDan View Post
      Thanks Para045.

      Bars aren't bent as far as I can tell.

      A bit bummed that I missed all of the finer details before paying for it.

      Saw it for a cheap price, had a look (read: quick glance) thought it was ok for its condition and that was that.

      Lesson learnt for my next one.. =)

      Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
      Live and learn, that's what LAMS bikes are for!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Coastal0 View Post
        Live and learn, that's what LAMS bikes are for!
        And then pass it on to the next learner. The first bike is best for learning all the things NOT to do.

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        • #19
          With that bar end it's easy to fix up....

          Remove the bar end (the allen key bolt holds it in) If you have acmes to a lathe put it in that and clean it up. Otherwise find a way to get it into a cordless drill chuck and get it spinning against a metal file to smooth it out then move to coarse sand paper then to fine until it's all smooth again, then paint it to get it looking like new.

          Don't take off too much metal as their function is to reduce vibration, the lighter they get the less vibration they will remove.


          The back brake lever, is best to just replace it completely.
          Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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          • #20
            Or you could get some aftermarket bar ends...brake pedal from a wreckers might be an option.
            Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast

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            • #21
              Originally posted by BusaSteve View Post
              Or you could get some aftermarket bar ends...brake pedal from a wreckers might be an option.
              Was just thinking about that.

              I was mostly concerned about the chain but it's still good so I'll just take my time with the handle bar and brake pedal.

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