If you knew me you'd know why, I just don't care about my bike. It's a Passat Estate, and you should see the hammering the car gets when I stuff the bike into the back. My kids always claim my old cars anyhow, so let them take care of the blemishes if it bothers them.
Now, how about some comments about why I should have just made the appropriate adjustments before spending fifteen and a half quid on new bars. If I want to be abused I can go to my local pub (covid 19 permitting).
Just think of all the jobs you can do with the little bits of aluminium you cut off the bar ends when you cut to the right width, think of the little brackets you can make out of the rest of the tubing if they don’t fit, there’s always a Silverlining.