Re: [CR] Slipping Cinelli bars

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From: Mark Buswell <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Slipping Cinelli bars
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 17:59:02 -0800
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Here's an update on the slipping Cinelli bar sleeve:

After trying a few different glue and epoxy approaches to fixing the bars, I was back to square one. They simply would not 'flow' into the crack well enough. I finally went with drilling and pinning with a little dab of epoxy on the pin.

Here are some photos to show the bars (in case folks aren't familiar with them) and the fix:

The drilled hole and pin:

The gap:

The bars:

The Cinelli logo:

The finished fix:

I am aware of the safety hazards involved with drilling the bars... but damn, looks safe to me!

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