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Vintage Components - 3T Grand Prix handlebars

On this page: 3T Grand Prix handlebars: 36cm | 42cm used

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The parts maker 3T has been making bicycle parts since 1961. Originally named 3TTT for Tecnologia del Tubo Torino (Turin Tube Technology), the firm began by making steel handlebars in Turino. By the 1970s 3T products had switched to light alloys and were very well regarded. They were used by many top-end bike makers and successful pro riders.

  • 3T bars are measured end-to end
  • Center section is 25.8mm
  • 3T Grand Prix bars were produced in the 1970s
  • In their 1974 catalogue 3T claimed a weight of 315 grams
  • Non-heat-treated with center sleeve
  • Made in 3T's Tour de France-Merckx bend

3T grand Prix

From a 1970s 3T catalog

3T Grand Prix 36cm. New, $39.95

Part# 30408

Grand-Pric 36 cm

Classic Merckx bend beautifully executed.

Grnd Price center section

The center section, showing the model and size. The "TDF" in the center is for the "Tour de France/Merckx" bend

3T Grand Prix 42cm. Used, $25.00

Part# 3T-grand-prix-42-u53

Bar has two dents on right side drop. See top and bottom pictures.

3T Grand prix bar

The two dents can be seen on the outside of curve

3T Grand prix bars

Center section, back

3T Grand prix bars

Front view of the center section showing the "42" (size) and "TDF" (model name)

3T grand prix bars

Close-up of the dents.