Re: [CR]Looking For Track Handlebars

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 23:46:01 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Looking For Track Handlebars

In a message dated 9/30/03 7:56:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Looking for a pair of track handlebars to fit early Cinelli 1A (late
> 60/early 70s) stem for my 60s Pog project.

Depending on how you want it to feel, I'll pass along my experience. I think the bars flex a lot more than the stem. Steel bars in an alloy stem are stiffer than alloy bars in a steel stem by a LOT. The stiffest is obviously steel-steel, the flexyest, alloy-alloy. I would recommend caution with an alloy bar in a steel stem and the use of a brake. Hauling a bike up and down from speed with that combination stresses the bar and over time it may break.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA