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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...




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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Oops, I spelled it wrong. It looks like a Thomson Elite, now that I've googled...




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    Yep, think you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak08820 View Post
    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.
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