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Cannondale Black Lightning Handlebar Width?

Old 05-18-19, 10:43 AM
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Cannondale Black Lightning Handlebar Width?

Does anyone know the width of the C-dale Black Lightning handlebar (Nitto Model 55; black with gold trim) spec'd for frame sizes 58, 60, and 63?
I have a 50cm bike (for parts, but mostly complete) and a 56cm (for me) that both have 400mm width bars.
On both bikes, this measurement is stamped on the top of the left drop near the end and corresponds to the distance between the ends (ctr-to-ctr).
Unfortunately, that makes the distance between the hood tops 380mm (ctr-to-ctr) which is too narrow for me.
Hoping to hear the larger frames had a 420mm or wider bar providing at least 400mm between the hoods.
The Cannondale catalogs for the Black Lightning years ('87-'90) didn't provide the information.
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Old 05-22-19, 01:04 PM
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OK, 170 viewers so far and not one response. Well, to close this thread out for posterity...

I did some more digging, and saw @oldbikenewbike posted a pic of his 58cm Black Lightning in another BF thread.
He measured the handlebars for me and reports 44 cm width at the bar ends (outside-to-outside).
So even though a 400mm bar was original to frames 50-56cm, bar width was increased beginning at 58cm frame size.

So now the hunt is on for this bar.
RELEASE THE HOUNDS!
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