Re: [CR]Drilled handlebars

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Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 19:06:26 -0500
From: "John Pergolizzi" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Drilled handlebars
To: "L Travers" <>, <>
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Lynn, I "did" a set of bars looooooong ago when hidden cables could be scene only in Euro photos, pre 1980 or so. Holes must be softly countersunk but even then I'd be wary. I had some Japanese bars that came from the factory VERY drilled; as in ALLOVER! Really cool. Nitto? Examine for cracks. Any? If so , trash um. Also see if they are stress bent i.e. droopy. Trash. Measure w/ a tape and against the same type and size "new" if in doubt. Changed some ooooooold Cinelli 66/42's a few years ago. Found that they had drooped so much that at the bar ends they were 1 inch closer then 42 centimeters!!!

enjoy, John T.Pergolizzi Brooklyn, New York

> The Cinelli handlebars of the 3Rensho I own are drilled for the brake
> cables. I asked at the LBS how to run new cables and was told I should
> not and that the drilling had probably weakened the bars.
> Comments, please, as to yea or nay?


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> Lynn Travers