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Old 09-15-09, 03:08 PM   #1
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Stem Question

I saw a bike in Brooklyn, named Kinfolk. It had a very neat looking stem with the bolts concealed/flush with the body. Wonder who makes it. A search on Amazon does not show anything like that.
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http://www.wegotways.com/kinfolkbicycles/

You could contact them and ask about the stem maybe.
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The pictures I saw on that thread were of quill stems. They're made for threaded forks and headsets.
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Mostly sold through but here are some extremely clean stems: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/stems.asp
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Those DA stems are gorgeous.
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The photo you took of the bike shows a brand name on the stem, though I can't make it out. A place to start?
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almost looks like an upside down Thompson logo...
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Oops, I spelled it wrong. It looks like a Thomson Elite, now that I've googled...




Untaped bars make me shiver
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Yep, think you're right.
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I saw a bike in Brooklyn, named Kinfolk. It had a very neat looking stem with the bolts concealed/flush with the body. Wonder who makes it. A search on Amazon does not show anything like that.
I have a picture, I was not able to upload intitially. Let me try now.
Here is the image URL - http://www.flickr.com/photos/njphoto/3925499031/

The clamping bolt(s) seem to be facing away from the rider, and are flush with the body, which is not the usual case for threadless stems.
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I will agree that looks like a Thomson Elite MTB stem
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Looking at the bar, I'd say Thomson Elite Road.
The silver version of this. Could be tough to dig one up.
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