Re: [CR]Old handlebars - What to look for?


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Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 15:21:43 -0500 (EST)
From: Brandon Ives <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
To: Paulie Davis <paulieflt@yahoo.com>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Old handlebars - What to look for?
In-Reply-To: <20010531193822.35721.qmail@web13401.mail.yahoo.com>


Look for cracks, weird discolorization, and any unusual bends. It's really hard to inspector predict since I've seen almost brand new bars break and people ride 50,000+ miles on a bar without a problem. I can say that old well ridden Cinelli bars scare me the most since I've seen a good number crack right under the shim. I'm a bulge bar fan now, though that doesnt assure anything it just makes me a little less paranoid. I also don't heave on my bars since I have a shoulder that likes to dislocate if I pull too hard. I'd say just be aware of the possibility of something like your bars breaking and you going down. What is it that the Boy Scouts say?

enjoy, Brandon"cyborgmonkey"Ives

"Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would get done." Gil Scott-Heron

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Paulie Davis wrote:
> Well, as the proud owner of at least one old logo
> set of Cinelli bars, that raises the obvious
> question: what should I be looking for before I
> wrap the bars upon installation? Or is this
> entirely invisible long-term damage?
>
> Paulie "I've certainly never done 40 mph" Davis
> In hazy-sunny Los Angeles