[CR] Cinelli "Priest Bars"

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

From: "devotion finesse" <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:51:13 -0400
Subject: [CR] Cinelli "Priest Bars"


I am in the process of equipping an on-topic bike with some Cinelli "townie " style bars commonly referred to as "priest" bars. I have a number of que stions about them:(1) When were these bars produced by Cinelli?(2) Anybody know of a catalogue name for them? Or is "priest" correct?(3) I have heard
   that these bars were designed/developed by Cinelli to accompany the SECOND
   (not the gold) Colnago that was presented to Pope John Paul, after he re quested more of a "town bike". Any truth to this tale?Lastly...(4) Can any one suggest an 'on-topic' brake lever solution for use with these bars? Sh ould I simply use Campy road levers but turned at a 90 degree angle? Cross
   levers? Inverse levers? If anybody has any pictures of bikes with any suc h configuration, I'd LOVE to see 'em!Thanks,Matthew BowneBrooklyn, Ne w York _________________________________________________________________ HotmailĀ® is up to 70% faster. Now good news travels really fast. http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_70faster_03200 9