Lever guards, yes or no

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  1. ninjagogo

    ninjagogo New Member

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    Hi all,
    So been having a chat with my mate at dinner about lever guards, on track yes i can see why they are used, but on the road why would you use them, apart from just to add a bit bling maybe, or am i missing something and need to get some :confused:
     
  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    I'm with you. They'd have no use for me on the road unless Romano Fenati was on an end of season UK holiday.

    I could see an advantage, perhaps, for commuters who might do some very close filtering, or Sunday riders who get close and personal in a pack. They'll never be on my 'to do' list.
     
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  3. ninjagogo

    ninjagogo New Member

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    :D
     
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    tuktuk Senior Member

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    I'm using the carbon r and g one, purely for looks and I didn't pay full price.

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    They dont even look that good to be fair, plus it makes it awkward getting out the garage as it's that bit wider lol.
     
  5. ninjagogo

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    How do they work with the bar end weights though, do they have to be removed, if so do you get any increase in vibrations?
     
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    tuktuk Senior Member

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    Yeah. It looked like a bit of a pain to fit, luckily I had someone that had done one before so he done it for me. I thought they just slotted on the end but it's a bit more involved!

    Not noticed any vibrations since doing it.
     
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    PauloHRC Well-Known Member

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    for racing, a brilliant idea. For road use I would say just for show but you never know when it may come in handy like Nigel said, filtering or maybe even riding in large groups with unfamiliar riders who may do something unpredictable!o_O
     
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    Or 'accidentally' catching the flimsy top of a buxom lass passing by :D
     
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  9. nigelrb

    nigelrb Senior Member

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    From experience, one doesn't need lever guards for that!;)
     
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    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Your new SP has the Gilles ones if I remember correctly @Lozzy ...they look nice IMHO
     
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  11. Muffking

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    They're great for holding the shopping on your road bike, but get in the way of the ratchet straps when transporting a track bike ;)
     
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  12. bazzashadow

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    Yes but stops you hitting the brake on the garage and dropping the bike
     
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  13. icedmind

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    downside is you gotta remove the internal bar weight which means more vibration on the bars
    it's like why would you need winglet for the road or fake tits on pornstar; guess they just look good but pointless:D
     
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  14. Lozzy

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    They feel a bit weird tbh...maybe because I'm not used to having them... and I can't help but feel folks will look around my bike nodding approval until they get to the chicken strips and go what's the silly bint doing with all a that lot on then lol :rolleyes:
     
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    Must admit my blade is the first bike I've not managed scrub the whole tyre in on:( don't know if it's how I ride it or it just out handles the rate I ride at, but every other bike I've not had any chicken strip but the blade is around 5-8mm left and 3mm right, brakes my heart :eek:.
    As for lever guards, they look crap:eek::eek: if someone's that close to your lever, punch them :p
     
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  16. bazzashadow

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    Your not supposed to hold on to them;)
     
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  17. Muffking

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    I could have fixed that for you on Monday :D
     
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    Lol if you start being nice to me I might let you track it ;)
     
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    I was thinking of taking them off but the way things are going south I might be able to rest my t#ts on em rotfl2.gif
     
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    :eek:
     
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