Re: [CR] Slipping Cinelli bars


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From: Mark Buswell <mark@sisuhome.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Slipping Cinelli bars
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 00:12:56 -0800
To: Mark Buswell <mark@sisuhome.com>
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To be clear, the slipping is not occuring between stem and bar, but between the bar sleeve (with the stamped Cinelli logo) and the actual bar.

Unheard of, maybe. But these bars are probably some of the cheapest bars Cinelli ever made - the upright bars that are rumored to have been installed on the Pope's Colnago. While they are cheap, they are very rare and quite comfortable.

There is a very thin gap between the sleeve and the bar caused by a slightly curving bar and a completely straight sleeve.

Can anyone suggest a glue that is like water that will penetrate the thin gap? I know it sounds like a rig-fix, but superglue????

Mark Buswell San Francisco, CA

On Nov 8, 2007, at 11:33 PM, Mark Buswell wrote:
> On a pair of aluminum Cinelli bars that I have, the clamp sleeve
> has begun to slip (on the bar, not the stem).
>
> Does anyone have any ideas on how to resecure the sleeve to the bar?
>
> I've been thinking glue but I don't know of a good glue to secure
> anodized aluminum pieces together. Another option might be drilling
> a VERY SMALL hole through the sleeve and into the bar, then
> screwing a tiny screrw through both with some loc-tite.
>
> I don't know. Anyone have any suggestions? This is a very special
> pair of upright Cinelli bars that I'd rather not ditch.
>
> Mark Buswell
> San Francisco, CA