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Old 05-23-09, 10:08 AM   #1
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Bianchi Proto new stem

Hello I just wanted to make a quick post for all of you who maligned the stem on my other georgeous and spectacular '90 Bianchi Proto. I finally found something that I not only like but fits my sizing criteria and to top it off it is a good match for one on my 2000 Mega Ti Pro.
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Old 05-23-09, 12:07 PM   #2
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looking good! I happen to think the Salsa quill stem is one of the perfect tools for the job, when you need some "up angle" but still to maintain a somewhat C&V look...perfectly fine on a '90s machine.
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The stem colour usually rubs off easy if you want a more "classic look". Work it gentle with a fine-made sandpaper (and rinse!). But black looks cool.
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actually I like the black but I would like a more colorful Salsa sticker and as I said now my two celeste bikes match
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actually I like the black but I would like a more colorful Salsa sticker and as I said now my two celeste bikes match
Hello Bianchigirl! Right, now the Proto looks much better, the sleeker Salsa stem melts in better with the other componentry as far as I am concerned.
I must say that you have a good-looking MegaTi frame there too, very similar actually to my own Mega Pro Lite in Dedacciai Zero Uno custom tubing. Here´s a pic from when I was building it up, does´nt look precisely like that today.

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Here´s a pic from when I was building it up, does´nt look precisely like that today
The Ergo cable routing and the cross section of the stem compliment each other quite well.

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