Re: [CR]Old handlebars breaking?


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Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 20:29:26 -0700
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Old handlebars breaking?


Maybe it's something about Seattle. . . no I guess it can't be that since I've seen one broken bar in Bloomington, Indiana, a couple on Portland, Oregon, and two here in Santa Barbara in the last 6 months. I've seen Cinelli bars break right next to the stem and just inside of the shim. I'd guess that the crack starts just at the edge of the shim. I find it really weird that so few people on this list have seen broken bars. If a bar breaks next to the stem I think the problem is more with a bur in the stem, not some imperfection in the bars. I used to keep broken parts but finally recycled them. Maybe it's one of those things like cracks in the Campagnolo crank spider or pedal eye, some people have seen a bunch others none. Like I said I've never personally broken a set of bars, but have seen the aftermath. I'll assume everyone on the list has seen broken AVA bars? Anyway, next time I see a pair of broken bars I'll take a picture of them. enjoy, monkeyman


>In a message dated 5/31/01 4:23:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>monkey37@bluemarble.net writes:
>
><< Cinelli bars scare me the most since I've seen a good number crack right
> under the shim. >>
>
>Really? Where do you mean exactly? At each side where the shim ends or under
>the stem clamping area?
>
>I must confess in my 27 years in the biz, I have seen very few bars break.
>And zero Cinellis. But who knows?
>
>How about the rest of you.. Informal poll...Have you actually seen, first
>hand, Cinelli bars break?
>
>Dale Brown
>Greensboro, North Carolina

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