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Old 01-15-05, 08:12 AM   #1
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Cinelli Criterium bars...

Any opinions on these?
They have a bit more flat on top than pista bars, but still have a nice curve to them.
I rarely ride in the drops but find the 'shoulders' of road bars to be alot more comfortable than the shoulders of bullhorns.
The best thing I've found about bullhorns is they make good sights for aiming between traffic.

Anyways, as soon as I get a Cinelli stem, I'm riding some crits that I got for an incredible 0.99!
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Can't speak to the crit bars but if you don't ride the drops why not take a pair of roadies and chop into a set of horns? You'll keep the flats and shoulders and add a new position that's pretty useful in this guy's opinion.
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Old 01-15-05, 09:35 AM   #3
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i have them on my bike. the shape is nice but the alu is really soft and I scratched mine
up alot when I tried to get them into a sharp edged stem.
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Any opinions on these?
They have a bit more flat on top than pista bars, but still have a nice curve to them.
I rarely ride in the drops but find the 'shoulders' of road bars to be alot more comfortable than the shoulders of bullhorns.
The best thing I've found about bullhorns is they make good sights for aiming between traffic.

Anyways, as soon as I get a Cinelli stem, I'm riding some crits that I got for an incredible 0.99!
I've used them on a road bike before, and liked them.
I've got a cinelli 1A stem, 80mm somewhere in my parts box. it's got quite a bit of scratches but if you want them, it's yours.
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Old 01-17-05, 03:19 AM   #5
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Get them they are very good bars to have. 42 cm with track drops awesome feeling! I have a old late 80s without the GROOVEs. I bought them new in 1988. Sell them to me if ya don't want them..LOL

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Old 01-17-05, 08:51 AM   #6
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do you need the cinelli stem for compatability or just for that funky matching finish?
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Yes, for a long time Cinelli bars were their own 26.4mm standard, so you have to have a Cinelli or Cinelli-compatible stem to hold them.
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Yea, I need a 26.4 stem.
Trespasser... Thans, but 80mm is a bit short. Wish you had 100mm, I'd be on it!
The ones I got are 40cm, no grooves and really clean as well. That's 99p well spent!
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Only problem with the Criterium 65's is that they need a 26.4 stem (hello, eBay). Lots of that size equipment around, mostly being discarded because of the size compatibility. I've never tried using a Nitto shim (converts 25.4 bars to 26.0 stems) but it might be close enough to work.

The alloy in those older Cinelli bars wasn't the hardened 7075 that good bars use today. If you fell, it tended to bend. The good news is, it never broke. It just bent. Not a bad trait, all things considered, and if you mostly ride the tops, it'll work fine. And it's more comfortable than the extra stiff stuff as well.
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