[CR]Re: Belleri Bars and Stems

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:41:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: wayofftheback <wayofftheback@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Belleri Bars and Stems

Hah, the possible makers of Belleri bars? http://www.belleri-formetubes.fr/default.htm

If so, then my friend's story about it being an Italian may be hoo-ha.

Anyway, let me know if anyone has anymore information. particularly about specifications and sizes/diameters/etc.

Thanks in advance!


John Taglia

--- wayofftheback wrote:

> Howdy,


\r?\n> A guy wrote me asking about Belleri bars and stems.

\r?\n> I

\r?\n> personally know very little about them.


\r?\n> This is what I heard about Belleri. A friend of

\r?\n> mine

\r?\n> told me he worked for the folks who made Belleri

\r?\n> bars.

\r?\n> Apparently these guy were Italians who lived in

\r?\n> Florida and had furniture made in Italy and imported

\r?\n> it to the US. One of them was interested in cycling

\r?\n> and since they made furniture of tubular metal, he

\r?\n> figured they could make handle bars, no problem. I

\r?\n> don't know who made their stems or where they were

\r?\n> made. I was told Italy.


\r?\n> I know they had a contract with Follis or US follis

\r?\n> importer, as some Follis bikes featured the bars.

\r?\n> All

\r?\n> the Belleri stems I have seen are 22.0 Did they make

\r?\n> 22.2 stems?


\r?\n> Apparently the bars are 25.0mm is this correct? As

\r?\n> to

\r?\n> the bars being 25 mm v. 26.4mm (Cinelli) 25.8

\r?\n> 3tt or whatever, this kind of makes sense. In 1972

\r?\n> when these guys probably started, the most common

\r?\n> size

\r?\n> was probably 25mm as these were many of the French

\r?\n> bikes that then dominated the lightweight market

\r?\n> (except for the super-high end).


\r?\n> Any information on size, etc. of Belleri pars and

\r?\n> stems? Any non-French stems take 25mm bars?


\r?\n> Regards,


\r?\n> John Taglia

\r?\n> Chicago, Illinois