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Old 01-07-13, 04:10 PM   #1
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What bars are closest to the original Cinelli Priest/Pope bars?

Looking at a bunch of Cinelli Priest/Pope like bars but none seem to be quite right.

The Cinelli Valencias have the right curves but are black and 31.8.

The Velo Orange Postinos have a similiar curve but are flat.

The VO Porteurs have the rise/drop but bend too straight barck at ends.

Etc.

Lots of other just way too wide.

Anyone find anything closer to the originals (which are scare and expensive)? Sort of can't believe VO or someone else hasn't reproduced a pair exactly.
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Ahearne MAP bars:



From the product description in the Merry Sales dealer catalog:

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These are the Cinelli Pope/Priest bars with some slight tweaks to make them more practical. Grip area is longer to accommodate standard grips and brake levers. Forward reach is increased to reduce the change in cockpit length. Designed by Joseph Ahearne and MAP Bikes.

- Width: 570mm
- Backsweep: 41 degrees
- Center: 25.4mm
- Finish: polished silver or anodized black
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Perfect.
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Another difference between the MAP and the original Cinellis is the MAP bar works with MTB brake levers, the Cinellis work with road brake levers

I actually just got the MAP bars and they'll be going on a current project in the works

These are another option:
Jitensha Studios:
http://www.jitensha.com/eng/flatbar05.html
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