No Joe You are Wrong (I love saying that). I don't want people to build the same bike I have at all. What I really want is people to really think about the clubman decision beyond the goddamn price and hipster cache and see that for some bikes clubmans are not appropriate. I just want people to stop assuming clubmans are the answer because that is all they see and then bash their bikes to get them to fit. Next time you look at someone else's bike with clubmans check the tank for clubman rash, gaurantee it is more common than you think. I look at a lot of parked bikes in the city and see it on most of them.quote:
tomaselli makes adjustable clips and clubmans. dont let gheeto give you shit about clubmans. he wants everyone to build the same exact bike he has. i have tomaselli clubmans on my bike that are awesome. i love them. clip ons on a streetbike are for people who think they are racers, but have never been on a racetrack. (lets see where this gets me!)
clubmans rule! go illmor!
aaron, send my wheel.
Personally I think those fixed style clubmans are garbage, and in the hands of people with too little mechanical expirence and big dreams all they get in the end is a dented tank and butchered wiring.
That being said, stop making decisions with your wallet, all you will end up with is garbage parts. A good pair of clubmans will cost you the same as a decent pair of clipons so at this point you need to ask yourself which do you think you will be more comfortable with. If you can borrow both from a friend and test fit I would.
Personally I side with clip-ons for three reasons:
1) Adjustability. They are way more adjustable than any bar out there. They also will not interfere with the forks if you make front end adjustments
2) The fold in a crash. Some guys put those cheap clubmans on and they end up with such weird angles that if there were to wreck I don't see how it would not break their wrist. If you drop your bike of the stand the bar can also bend where as it is harder (although possible) to bend a clipon.
3) They look more racy. Clubmans always looked too backyard to me, clipons look like you came to do business, not fuck around.
My hatred of clubmans comes from all these hipster kids that go out and buy an old honda and suddenly think they have mechanical expirence because they own something old. And then they see a "cafe racer" bike and they are like "I want that" but really they don't know the work involved. Sure they want to try but most will get half way through installing the bars and then give up and put the thing together half assed. The end result is a lot of dented tanks because the bars hit and a lot of snipped wires because they did a poor job of tyring to thread them through (instead of notching the controls) and their bike never works again.
Clubmans are Gay.
And it is Geeto you illeterate fucktard. Gee - T - O not gheto ro Gheeto or whatever passes for slang these days... (ps I just wanted a reason to say fucktard)
Edited by - Geeto67 on Apr 08 2007 1:54:52 PM