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Bars for Cinelli 1A stem..?

Postby janus77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:08 am

Hey all, I'm looking at pickup up some bars for my fixie build, the ones I'm looking at have a 26mm diameter.

I believe I need one with a 22.2mm diameter? Anyone able to confirm this?

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Postby chid » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:13 am

The bars that you will need for a cinelli 1a stem will be 26.4 diameter and will be pretty hard to find.

The quill size will be 22.2.

This is the old size before the standard changed to 26mm or 31.8

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Postby janus77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:15 am

Ah, ok i was mistaken. Awesome, thanks for the info :)
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Postby janus77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:17 am

Will a 26mm fit? or must it be 26.4mm?
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Postby vitualis » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:39 am

janus77 wrote:Will a 26mm fit? or must it be 26.4mm?


I was reading up about this when I was shopping for a new stem for my Colnago. My understanding is that the 26.4 mm stem WILL NOT correctly bind to a standard 26 mm bar (unless you use a shim).

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Postby singletracking » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:48 am

vitualis wrote:
janus77 wrote:Will a 26mm fit? or must it be 26.4mm?


I was reading up about this when I was shopping for a new stem for my Colnago. My understanding is that the 26.4 mm stem WILL NOT correctly bind to a standard 26 mm bar (unless you use a shim).

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That would be correct.

You can get Cinelli 26.4mm bars on ebay pretty easily, it just depends how much you want to pay for them!
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Postby janus77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:57 am

Hmm, problem is i want bullhorn bars with a drop in them..

Is a shim feasible?
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Postby Verbs & Nouns » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:05 pm

Don't Nitto RB021 Bullhorns fit 26.4mm?

I ride them, they're a bullhorn with a drop in them.
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Postby janus77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:54 pm

They're only 26mm too.. would likely need a shim. What stem are you using them with?

Might just sell the 1a and get something that's a bit more functional.

Or, did Cinelli make any 26.4mm bullhorn bars?
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Postby challs » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:34 pm

You could buy the cinelli X/A stem, it is the more modern looking quill style stem with the hidden allen key bolt. It looks very retro too and I think its a nicer looking stem than the 1/A.

If you can find some old cinelli bars you chould chop and flop them into some bullhorns (would be a bit of a shame though...)
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:08 pm

Coke can shim it - two full wraps should do it! If you're fussy, get an Italian soft drink can (does Chinotto come in cans?) :wink:
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Postby challs » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:00 am

I would be a little wary of using a shim. Especially with bullhorns as most of the time your weight will be away from the junction of the stem and the bars which will put more tension on the clamping area. It might work fine for 1000 rides when if it slipped at a bad time it wouldn't be pretty.
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Postby singletracking » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:13 am

janus77 wrote:They're only 26mm too.. would likely need a shim. What stem are you using them with?

Might just sell the 1a and get something that's a bit more functional.

Or, did Cinelli make any 26.4mm bullhorn bars?


Cinelli mad some awesome bullhorn bars back in the crazy 1980's when people were doing all sorts of things with TT funny bikes. They will be hard to find and it'll probably be easier to go and buy a Nitto bar and stem combo.

Or... my opinion, don't bother with bullhorns - you get the same riding position from riding on a standard drop bar with brake hoods (OK - that is a flat bullhorn position) and the drop of a standard/shallow-drop bar would roughly equal a deep-drop bullhorn bar. I think that a bike looks better with drops. (I started with bullhorns on my fixed and changed over the standard drops and hoods)
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Postby Verbs & Nouns » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:35 pm

singletracking wrote:
janus77 wrote:They're only 26mm too.. would likely need a shim. What stem are you using them with?

Might just sell the 1a and get something that's a bit more functional.

Or, did Cinelli make any 26.4mm bullhorn bars?


Cinelli mad some awesome bullhorn bars back in the crazy 1980's when people were doing all sorts of things with TT funny bikes. They will be hard to find and it'll probably be easier to go and buy a Nitto bar and stem combo.

Or... my opinion, don't bother with bullhorns - you get the same riding position from riding on a standard drop bar with brake hoods (OK - that is a flat bullhorn position) and the drop of a standard/shallow-drop bar would roughly equal a deep-drop bullhorn bar. I think that a bike looks better with drops. (I started with bullhorns on my fixed and changed over the standard drops and hoods)

I have drops and bullhorns on two different bikes. I don't have hoods on my drops, therefore they don't ride like bullhorns.

I love the look of my drops, but I also love the comfort from riding the Nitto Bullhorns.
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