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    I love this stem...

    but it makes me nervous.



    One false move, and it could go right into your thigh!

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    one thing: you're not going to nod off behind the handlebars with that pointing at you...it keeps you focused

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    Yes, that is scary if a student of noglider's can shove a brake lever into her thigh....

    Actually that looks like something to pierce the sternum.

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    Sternum! I was thinking something lower, more centered than the thigh!

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    No problem, just add on a pair of those thin chromed stem shifters you used to see on old Schwinns and your thighs and face will be safe from ever hitting that pointy looking stem!

    Chombi

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    I'm going to call the CPSC and get them over here ASAP. They'll protect you all from yourselves.

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    I keep replaying the scene from "Something about Mary". Fire department, paramedics....stem in the beans and frank.
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    Compared to a Steel classic Cinelli stem that stem is streamlined.

    Remember all the cool stuff that would never get made today:
    Mattel Vac-U-Former
    Mattell Creepy Crawlers
    both burn machines waiting to strike.

    And the best, the Mattel X-15 Varoom Cycle rear wheel steering recumbent trike, just too cool until the terminal speed wobble set in downhill. Just to keep it in topic.

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    I suggest riding with one of these

    stempad..jpg

    or one of these

    Ballweather..jpg

    ...or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    I suggest riding with one of these

    stempad..jpg

    or one of these

    Ballweather..jpg

    ...or both.


    Go big or go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    And the best, the Mattel X-15 Varoom Cycle rear wheel steering recumbent trike, just too cool until the terminal speed wobble set in downhill. Just to keep it in topic.
    All grown up and ready for a long descent....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    No problem, just add on a pair of those thin chromed stem shifters you used to see on old Schwinns and your thighs and face will be safe from ever hitting that pointy looking stem!

    Chombi
    You rang...?


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    That is so fricking cool! Now THAT is a bar bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co View Post
    You rang...?

    Shouldn't the rack for the keg go over the back wheel instead for better stability?? At least I can see the beer-belly accomodation on that frame!

    Chombi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    Shouldn't the rack for the keg go over the back wheel instead for better stability?? At least I can see the beer-belly accomodation on that frame!

    Chombi
    It seems like there was another one at one of the NAHBSs to which there was actually a keg of beer attached. ... though I don't think the shifters also dispensed the beer.

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    I've seen pictures of Xtracycles carrying beer kegs...You could set one up with four mini-kegs and taps on top and take it to bike races! You'd make a killing selling refreshments.
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