Re: [CR]Bilaminate GB Handlebar


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Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 18:13:15 -0400
To: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net.il>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bilaminate GB Handlebar


Amir Avitzur wrote:
>If anybody's interested, the Raleigh Gran Sport (from the trash) has
>an interesting handlebar. It is made from straight tubing with no
>bulge in the middle.
>Instead, it has a loose fitting red-anodized aluminum shim where the
>bulge aught to be.
>
>The shim is original, it has the following engraving:
>
>TYPE GB
>Maes England
>
>Those Brits would do anything to shave a dime, eh.

That wasn't a cheapout, that's the way good handlebars are made. If you bulge out the bar at the middle, you wind up reducing the wall thickness just at the highest stress area.

Those were among the finest handlebars made back in the day.

That was the model I most lusted after (but couldn't afford) as a teenager.

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