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


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Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 07:52:22 -0500
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Cinelli 'City' handlebar(s)
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Rob O'Callaghan wrote:
> Were these the bars your describing?
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album279

No; the Velital's bars were much narrower -- probably 35cm at most, with no back sweep. The stem had no forward reach, but was brazed to a somewhat semi-circular piece that swept forward. Very short, straight pieces extended out from there for the hand rests and brake levers.

[John wrote:]
> 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.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA