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Thinking about these Cinelli bars ...(6 posts)

Thinking about these Cinelli bars ...Humma Hah
Jul 30, 2003 1:03 PM
There is a set of Cinelli bars with 1A stem and Campy Record brake levers on e-bay right now, that might be just the ticket for the '74 Paramount. Well, the white bar tape is not my first choice, and the hoods are white as well, so I don't know what color I'd end up with.

Now, here's the authenticity question. This particular set has the brake levers wrapped under the tape, as do my present Cannondale bars. The brake levers are designed to route the cable that way. I believe that's an 80's feature, whereas in the 70's the brake levers ought to be waving in the breeze? Is that right?

Whaddya think? Looks like a nice set of hardware, 'bout the right size.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3620313806&category=27951
Oops ,,, meant to say "brake CABLES" wrapped under tape. (nm)Humma Hah
Jul 30, 2003 6:18 PM
nm
re: Thinking about these Cinelli bars ...wspokes
Jul 31, 2003 3:46 AM
waving in the breeze is period correct but if you like the bars and stems...and it looks good...go for it.

regarding your other statement:
Well, the white bar tape is not my first choice, and the hoods are white as well, so I don't know what color I'd end up with.
I say:
Just wear some black gloves and give it a year...
Aero levers andwooglin
Jul 31, 2003 4:07 AM
clipless pedals are the two advances in bike technology that have most improved my riding enjoyment. I say go for it.
Aero levers have provided a great new position...Djudd
Jul 31, 2003 3:24 PM
...palms over the brake hoods. I can ride all day like that. If it is a choice between period correctness and aero levers I'll take the latter. I realize this is slightly off topic of Humma's post..just couldn't help throwing in my 2 cents
Have your cake and...Walter
Jul 31, 2003 6:29 PM
Those older Campy aero levers "go both ways" as it were. If you just gotta have cables in the air pull put the plugs the seller is referring to and mount the cables in the traditional manner. Price right now is a steal.