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I did a couple of fruitless searches...are these made by Groovy? If not, what are the details?
Could be that the brain's not working well- broke my clavicle last week.

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Los
 

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I don't recall who makes them, but I think they come in 2 different sweeps. I have ridden them a few times and they feel fabulous.
 

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The bars were not made by Groovy. We just happened to be thinking alike. Basically I had a pair of Jones bars, but like to run Gripshift, which was impossible at the time, so that's how they evolved. There were a few different sweeps. We're about sold through at the moment.
 

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Greg,

Since you own a Jones (or two), do you know if the SRAM XO 9-speed twister will fit a Jones Loop H-Bar? Or would I have to sell it and go with your bar?

Totally guessing here since I don't even know what rear d' and shifters to add to my Fatback build...

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MM
 

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The H Loop bar works great with the XO grip shifters. I just got my Fatback built up by OneOnOne in Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago and am running that exact setup on my green Fatback. Ergon grips (the short ones for grip shifters), XO shifters and Paul Love 2.5s all behind the break in the bar. The nicest most comfortable setup! That Fatback bar is beautiful too but I am on the AL frame and liked the loop for my lights up front since I have the carbon fork and usually mount my lights down my my front hub on Paul Geno mounts which was not an option for me on the carbon fork.

Go Fat, have Fun, Be Happy!
 

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thirstywork said:
The bars were not made by Groovy. We just happened to be thinking alike. Basically I had a pair of Jones bars, but like to run Gripshift, which was impossible at the time, so that's how they evolved. There were a few different sweeps. We're about sold through at the moment.
Lets get this straight. When you copied a design that was in existence before you were even a company, it was that you "happened to be thinking alike".

But when another company does the same thing as you on an equally as obvious design idea, you scream bloody hell on your blog and whine about being copied?

It makes sense to me.
 

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Lets get this straight. When you copied a design that was in existence before you were even a company, it was that you "happened to be thinking alike".

But when another company does the same thing as you on an equally as obvious design idea, you scream bloody hell on your blog and whine about being copied?

It makes sense to me.
Hah! Made my day.
 

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bikeindustrydude said:
Lets get this straight. When you copied a design that was in existence before you were even a company, it was that you "happened to be thinking alike".

But when another company does the same thing as you on an equally as obvious design idea, you scream bloody hell on your blog and whine about being copied?

It makes sense to me.
EDIT: I really need to lay off the internet for a while. I'm turning into you....

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The trash talk is a real put off. I for one appreciate the advances we've benefited from, including technological advances and market competitiveness.

This thread is starting to sound like the "who invented the mountain bike" argument of yore, only the wheels are bigger.

Now my question is, which of you is going to lay claim to having invented the original stone age wheel? And who is going to claim that unauthorized use of the wheel concept is an infringement on their (pending) patent?

Nothing here is rocket science.
 

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Hey, I am all for people tweaking ideas to make them work for their certain practical purposes. I am sure that's how mountain bikes, fat bikes and everything that fits on them, came to be. Hell, the more tweaking the better.

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As far as who invented what, a look at bike designs in the late 1880s and the 1890s would turn up almost every modern invention for bicycles.

Just about every configuration of frame, saddle, handlebar, suspension has been made before - take 4 bar suspension, there's at least a couple of examples.

All the old-timers lacked were our materials.

About the only design I haven't seen in that era is the fat bike. In the Australian outback the scorcher of the 1890s was riding what looks remarkably like a modern 29er with 2" tyres.
 

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bikeindustrydude said:
Lets get this straight. When you copied a design that was in existence before you were even a company, it was that you "happened to be thinking alike".

But when another company does the same thing as you on an equally as obvious design idea, you scream bloody hell on your blog and whine about being copied?

It makes sense to me.
First off, I had not seen the Groovy bar when I had my bars made. If I had, they were close enough to what I was looking for that I would not have gone through the trouble of making my own (other than being 1/2 the sweep), but you are too busy making assumptions and being a bitter, hateful a$$hole to give anyone the benefit of doubt. A search of Groovy's blog doesn't speak of the Luv Handles before 2008, which was the same timeframe. I believe I saw them at the Handmade Bike Show that year. I really don't give a damn who came up with them first, as velobike points out, bars of this shape have been in existance for decades, and I certainly didn't/don't make any claims about being the first to make them. I just needed a bar able to use Gripshit.
As for your second point, you are misinformed once again. In time, the facts will be made public.
 

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...I've even seen a pic or two of a BOB trailer from the 1800's...I would have to assume the axle mount is different...however...
 

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Love the Jones H Loop on my Fatback but am looking at the Fatback Bars for another project. Could not find the specs easily...

Can anyone share the sweep and rise on the Fatback Ti bars? Thanks!!!
 
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