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From: (Jobst Brandt)
Subject: Re: Rim failures
Date: 21 May 1998 01:40:04 GMT

Robert L. Frazier writes:

> An aside.  I have Cinelli Campionato del Mundo handlebars from the
> '70s.  They have a lot of miles.  Are they on the brink of failure?

Probably not if they are straight.  Aluminum bars exceed the yield
point when you hit rough road at times and take a sag.  Look around
and you'll see some bars that are no longer straight across the
horizontal.  It is these bars that are just short of failure.  I don't
know whether bars that are in original alignment also break.  The ones
I have seen all had sagged a little.

Jobst Brandt      <>

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