Not the years most exciting purchase but

plowmar Posts: 1,032
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
I've lost a bar end plug - bianchi, and it seems that they are only available as a package with the tape, and hence expensive.

So, do I just get new push in ones or replace them with more expensive expanding ones, if the latter are any more safe.

As the title says this is not the purchase of the year nor even perhaps of the hour, but a little advice would be appreciated, especially if any recommendations can be made.

Thanks in advance.


  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    I've only ever used cheap push in plugs, just wrap a bit of insulating tape round them to ensure a snug fit.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,533
    as above, push-in ones, i add bit of bar tape in the slots to help wedge them in

    the coloured cinelli ones are nice for a bit of bling, under a fiver ... plugs.html

    otherwise ask your lbs, they've probably got a box of plugs and may just give you a couple
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • plowmar
    plowmar Posts: 1,032
    Thanks guys.