[CR]Questions about these OLD alloy track bars

(Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley)

From: "devotion finesse" <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:45:24 -0400
Subject: [CR]Questions about these OLD alloy track bars

List: I just purchased (through a local CraigsList seller) what I thought w ere some circa 1950's track bars. I saw only a small low resolution image a nd assumed the bars were steel. They have a VERY extreme drop, much deeper than any of my steel Cinelli bars and no flat section on the tops. In fact,
   they immediately sweep forward and down, appearing like a half circle when
   viewed from the top or front. They have a very long forward reach as well.
   There are no markings on the bars. I was told by the seller that they were
   on an old Atala chrome track bike. To me, the bend suggests a 50's (or ear lier) bar. My question is, when did alloy bars first appear on track bikes?
   Any suggestions as to which manufacturers were the first to do so? I will try to snap some pics and post to wool jeresey later this evening. Thanks f or any pointers. Matthew Bowne Brooklyn, New York