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Old 07-28-10, 06:20 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-28-10, 08:56 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-28-10, 09:01 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-28-10, 09:33 PM   #4
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Sternum! I was thinking something lower, more centered than the thigh!
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Old 07-28-10, 10:24 PM   #5
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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!

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Old 07-28-10, 10:39 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-28-10, 10:42 PM   #7
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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



or one of these



...or both.
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or one of these



...or both.


Go big or go home.
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Old 07-29-10, 10:47 AM   #12
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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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Old 07-29-10, 10:52 AM   #13
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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!

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Old 07-29-10, 11:52 AM   #14
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That is so fricking cool! Now THAT is a bar bike!
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Old 07-29-10, 12:35 PM   #15
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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!

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Old 07-29-10, 03:25 PM   #16
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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!

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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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