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


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Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 11:24:52 -0400
Subject: RE: [CR] Cinelli 'City' handlebar(s)
From: Fredrick Yavorsky <fred@twistcomm.com>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-Topic: [CR] Cinelli 'City' handlebar(s)
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http://www.twistcomm.com/Bikes/Doneselli/

Here's a photo of similar steel one-piece bars with integrated levers on my old Doneselli 4-speed "city bike." (You may need to click on the thumbnails to get to the bars closeup. Not Cinelli quality but an interesting shape. Fred ********************************** Fred Yavorsky Jenkintown, PA fred@twistcomm.com http://twistcomm.com/FredBikes.html


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> Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 22:43:07 -0700
> From: "Mark Bulgier" <Mark@bulgier.net>
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> John Thompson wrote [snipped]:
>> I used to have an old "Velital" Italian city bike with a narrow,
>> brazed steel flat bar/stem. It was quite narrow -- 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. The brake levers were brazed
>> onto the bars as well.
>
> This must be the very bar or one very much like it:
> http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Parts/Bars_Stems_Saddles_Posts/MilaneseCity
> Bars1955.jpg
> Or http://tinyurl.com/rgea3
>
> These are listed in The Data Book (p.186) as 1955, but I saw them in
> Firenze on a bike that must have been ten years younger than that. No
> doubt the design hung around for a while. A classic beauty IMO.
>
> Mark Bulgier
> Seattle WA USA