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


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser

Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 11:13:49 -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)
References: <9327C3B25BD3C34A8DBC26145D88A90702CF41@hippy.home.here>
In-Reply-To: <9327C3B25BD3C34A8DBC26145D88A90702CF41@hippy.home.here>


Mark Bulgier wrote:
> 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.

Yup; that's it! I never knew who made them. Wish I still had them, too.

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