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Vintage Components - Cinelli Model 66 Campione del Mondo handlebars, 26.4mm bar diameter

On this page: Cinelli Model 66 Campione del Mondo: 40cm double-grooved new | 40cm used #1 | #2 | #3 | 42cm black used

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Cino Cinelli's brother Giotto had been making steel stems since the late 1930s in Florence, Italy. They moved the business to Milan after the Second World War. In 1963 Cinelli began commercially producing alloy stems and matching handlebars and it wasn't long before Cinelli bar and stems became the choice of serious athletes and connoisseurs.

The 1A ("A" stood for aluminum) stem and Cinelli bars were first shown at a trade show at the 1960 Rome Olympics. We believe consumer production of these new aluminum stems and bars didn't begin until 1963.

Those first components had a polished, non-anodized finish. The classic clear anodization that gives Cinelli stems and bars that luxurious "milky" finish began in 1965.

Of the two classic Cinelli bars, the Model 66 Campione del Mondo and Model 64 Giro d'Italia, the 66 has the deeper drop, about 160mm center to center.

Weight of a 42cm width is about 333 grams.


Cinelli Model 66-40 Campione del Mondo bars, 26.4 diameter, double grooved. New old stock. $129.00

Part# 30485

40cm width.

Double grooved for Ergo set-ups. That would make the production date of these bars after 1992, the year Campagnolo introduced Ergopower shifting.

Cinelli 66-40 handlebars

A new set of the classic Cinelli bars.

Cinelli 66-40 bars

From the side, showing the second set of cable grooves


Cinelli Model 66-40 Campione del Mondo bars, 26.4 diameter. used $50.00

Part# 66-40-U-1

40cm width.

Because the center sleeve has the new-style winged Cinelli logo, these bars were produced after 1979.

Cinelli 66-40

The classic Eddy Merckx bend.

Cinelli 66-40 handlebars

Close-up of the center sleeve


Cinelli Model 66-40 Campione del Mondo bars, 26.4 diameter. used $50.00

Part# 66-40-U-3

No cable grooves

Cinelli 66-40 handlebar

The dark spot on the near curve of the bars is a reflection, not anything on the bars themsemselves.

Cinelli 66-40 handlebars

Close-up of the center section, which is well-polished.

Cinelli handlebar 66-40

Close-up of the curve, showing scratches from what we think were made by a brake lever.


Cinelli Model 66-40 Campione del Mondo bars, 26.4 diameter. used $50.00

Part# 66-40-U-5

No cable grooves

This set has the original (and cherished) Cinelli knight's helmet crest

Cinelli 66-40 handlebars

These bars are in great condition. The dark spot on the near bend is a reflection.

Cinelli 66-40 handelbars

Close-up of the center section with the old Cinelli crest.

Cinelli 66-40 detail

Close-up of the right drop


Cinelli Model 66-42 black anodized Campione del Mondo bars, 26.4 diameter. used $50.00

Part# 66-42-black-U-16

Classic bar, no grooves.

Cinelli 66-42 handlebars

A rare, black anodized set

Cinelli 66-42 handlebars

Close-up of the center section