Looks like another loop bar coming

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Lazarus » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 pm

yes its easy to see how and why they do it, but ,for the longevity/profitability of niche products, its not good.
Whatever band waggon comes along next those sort of shops will jump on that trend [ not a dig just a comment on their business model]and we will be left with no one still in business.

That said I will be surprised if i dont buy something from them at those prices

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by GregMay » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Dave Barter wrote: A little bird told me that this is basically the Planet X business model...
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Well worded.
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:11 pm

I now know what Mickey bars look like ... WTF are they. Looks like a towel rail FFS.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by gairym » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:23 pm

It's the Love Mud 'Confucius' bar with a different sticker on it.

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https://www.alpkit.com/products/love-mud-confucius

I wonder who's bar they'll have copied/stolen next for the third bar in the trilogy???

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:37 pm

I suppose this is the one that'll cause the proper upset. I hadn't realised that they'd got two 'loop' bars - the ugly towel rail riser bar with added 'bit' above and then this other one.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Jurassic pusher » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:46 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I suppose this is the one that'll cause the proper upset. I hadn't realised that they'd got two 'loop' bars - the ugly towel rail riser bar with added 'bit' above and then this other one.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by gairym » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:47 pm

Looks like there's two more to come.

Mikey and Geoff we've seen but there's Mike and Brian listed on the site that I've yet to see the shape of.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by jameso » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:59 pm

Drop bar with a towel rail, coming soon :grin:
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by pistonbroke » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:01 pm

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by jameso » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:07 pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl2um6KhU8r ... j37qt95d8f

Similar or same bar on the Pinnacle E-dad-packer bike, quite like them

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by restlessshawn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:48 pm

Brian looks far too sensible

Are stw organising a lynch mob yet?

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by johnnystorm » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:52 pm

gairym wrote:It's the Love Mud 'Confucius' bar with a different sticker on it.

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https://www.alpkit.com/products/love-mud-confucius

I wonder who's bar they'll have copied/stolen next for the third bar in the trilogy???
Copied/Stolen or picked from the same brochure?
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by restlessshawn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:55 pm

Just picked out a catalogue and ordered with on one branding. I could of been selling Shawn loops all this time

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by johnnystorm » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:16 am

restlessshawn wrote:Just picked out a catalogue and ordered with on one branding. I could of been selling Shawn loops all this time
Plain black and £20 a pop and you're on!
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Lazarus » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:48 am

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Stumpym4 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:28 pm

Ive a pair of the Alpkit Fu-man-chu bars , direct copy of the jones bars , had them a few years now and love them , They were sold to me direct after a email to alpkit , no mention of them on the website after the lawsuit threat ! ... Just looks like brant just gone back to on-one and ordered more again with a different name on, only cheaper

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by restlessshawn » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:28 pm

Looks like these bars have been picked up by Cinelli too. Well they look basically the same though maybe not quite as wide as the Jeff or Geoffs.
The H-double-tube- handlebar, already appreciated by travellers all over the world
http://cinelli.it/en/prodotti/hobo-interrail-en/

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by htrider » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:25 pm

Great! Us Jones snobs can continue to buy the genuine article and laud it over all the plebs who can only afford the cheap copies :-bd

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by techno » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 pm

htrider wrote:Great! Us Jones snobs can continue to buy the genuine article and laud it over all the plebs who can only afford the cheap copies :-bd
Better a pleb than a snob :-bd
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Mariner » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:15 pm

I don't have a JL bar here at the moment so cant check for myself but isn't the welding on these newer versions much larger than the original?
Looks better than rabbit substandard but somehow the welds just look bigger than I remember.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by ianfitz » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:19 pm

I heard Brant do a 20 minute talk about bike design. It was actually quite funny.

But I do remember one slide which was a page from very old handlebar catalogue. He said something along the lines of ‘and this is what I pick from and then claim it’s a new and shiny idea’

At least he was honest!
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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Lazarus » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:24 pm

then he went back on social media to spin and BS about the bespoke designed products to his customers.

See also "his trousers" that someone else made etc.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by mat_swan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:59 pm

restlessshawn wrote:Looks like these bars have been picked up by Cinelli too. Well they look basically the same though maybe not quite as wide as the Jeff or Geoffs.
The H-double-tube- handlebar, already appreciated by travellers all over the world
http://cinelli.it/en/prodotti/hobo-interrail-en/
More interestingly, that bike is "assembled with 1X transmission (Front derailleur free) to emphasize the essentiality and freshness".

I can't say I was aware bikes had a best before date such that freshness was a selling point

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by Lazarus » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:32 pm

The native geometry of Hobo
I thought that was worse - its meaningless.

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Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Post by whitestone » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:46 pm

Lazarus wrote:then he went back on social media to spin and BS about the bespoke designed products to his customers.

See also "his trousers" that someone else made etc.
I asked him on STW why go with 45deg and not some other angle. His answer? "Factory tooling dictated that angle on this batch." Hmm, so if they were "designed" by him/On-One why accept someone else's tooling? Most tube bending machines or setups are adjustable within a few minutes, certainly for smaller scale stuff.
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