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: http://sisuhome.com/bikestuff/cinelli-bar-fix/IMG_4014.JPG
The Cinelli logo: http://sisuhome.com/bikestuff/cinelli-bar-fix/IMG_4018.JPG
The finished fix: http://sisuhome.com/bikestuff/cinelli-bar-fix/IMG_4019.JPG
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