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Vintage Components - Cinelli Colorado Limited Edition handlebars, 26.4mm bar diameter

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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.

  • We believe these limited edition Cinelli Colorado handlebars were produced in 1986 to commemorate the World Cycling Championships that were held there.
  • They have a 26.4 stem diameter
  • They are ungrooved
  • These bars are used

Cinelli Colorado handlebars, 40cm x 26.4 stem diameter. Used, $100.00

Part# cinelli-colorado-40-u-17

No cable grooves.

Cinelli Colorado handlebars

These bars have a distinctive metallic blue anodization

Cinelli colorado handlebars

The center section showing that it is indeed part of a limited production run.

Cinelli Colorado handlebars

The back of the center section