Re: [CR] Cinelli 'City' handlebar(s)

Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 12:43:40 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR] Cinelli 'City' handlebar(s)
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Howard Darr wrote:
> Kraynick had some last time I was there. Be aware they are narrow. He
> thought they were designed for a tandem stoker.
> Brake levers will require some thought.

I used to have an old Italian city ("Velital" -- we called it "Velveeta") with a narrow, brazed steel flat bar/stem. It was quite narrow, narrower than any drop bar I've seen but very nice for maneuvering between cars. The brake levers were brazed onto the bars as well.

I wish I still had it. I gave it to my son to use in college, where it was stolen. :-(

John (
Appleton WI USA