I appreciate you taking the time to cover this important detail, and to provide such accurate measurements. In the interest of doing it even more right, have a few follow-up questions:
Don't French and Italian corks work equally well on either side of a handlebar? I thought they were only different diameter. I know you have to be careful with Swiss corks to make sure they go in the correct side. Luckily I have the correct tool for them: a Swiss knife with the built-in bar end remover.
What is the correction factor for centering the screw into the larger Italian corks?
I also noted no mention of English corks. Perhaps you would be so kind to cover that in a follow-up, or persuade one of your friends across La Manche to do so.
Thanks, however, for no mention of the new screw-on or synthetic abominations found on many new bicycle handlebars.
Greg Reiche CyclArt Vista, CA USA
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Nick March Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:09 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [CR]Correct bar end removal and replacement
Well, it's been a litle while since I made a positive, usful contribution t o the list, so I'd like to point you to an article I have written on bar en ds, or plugs, call them what you will. This often neglected little detail s poils many an otherwise perfect restoration, so getting it right is importa nt.
The article is at http://membres.lycos.fr/partspeekers/newpage27.html
Nick March, Agen, 47000 Lot et Garonne, France=0A=0A_______________________