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Anybody ever hear of an ITM Prima 199 handlebar?(7 posts)

Anybody ever hear of an ITM Prima 199 handlebar?Mel Erickson
Nov 20, 2003 6:42 AM
I saw this on Ebay and am scratching my head.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3638267626&category=27951&rd=1
3TTT makes a Prima 199 but I've never heard of an ITM Prima 199. They don't have it on their web site and the picture in the Ebay listing says Prima on the bar but I can't make out anything else. The logos don't appear to be similar to current 3TTT bar logos. Does this smell fishy to anyone? I emailed the seller but so far no response.
standard equipment on the Trek C-40 nmmohair_chair
Nov 20, 2003 7:07 AM
Nothing fishy....zero85ZEN
Nov 20, 2003 7:25 AM
...that is a 3T Prima 199 bar. Seller just made a mistake in the listing. You can see the 3T logo on the left side of the bar. I own three pairs of that model bar. The ones being sold are a few years older model. I wouldn't buy a used pair. In fact I think it is recommended by 3T that you replace the bars every few years even if you see no signs of problems.
It is a Prima 220 by 3TTommasini
Nov 20, 2003 7:29 AM
The seller can't read very well or doesn't know much about brands - it is engraved with the 220 (220 grams) and ttt.
There is no such thingpmf1
Nov 20, 2003 7:41 AM
Its a TTT Prima 199. It succeeded the Prima 220. I've used them for years. They're good bars. Not stupid light.
No, no, no, silly peoplepedalAZ
Nov 20, 2003 7:44 AM
ITM is not the brand name, it means "I tweaked my . . ."

That's why it's up for sale and he went to carbon.

Bid away!
I'm passing on this "deal"Mel Erickson
Nov 20, 2003 8:34 AM
If the guy can't even get the manufacturer of the bar straight and won't respond to an email I have my doubts about the rest of his story. These bars are pretty light and they're too critical a component to buy used without better info.