Rob O'Callaghan wrote:
> Were these the bars your describing?
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.
> 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
-John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA