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Old 08-07-10, 12:58 PM   #1
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CTA Aero Stem

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Have an '85 Peugeot Ventoux and was wondering if the CTA Aero stem and Alloy Bars that came with her is safe for hard riding, and if not what is a good, cheap replacement? Thanks.
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Old 08-08-10, 12:26 PM   #2
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Help a noob?

I read Sheldon's site that most of the old french bar /stems needed to be replaced due to a reputation for failing, however since this is mid eighties I though I might get away with it. . .Thanks.
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Sheldon was referring to a much earlier and different brand of French stem. AFAIK these later CTA products are fine and "safe" as any other aluminum alloy from that '80s period...if you really hammer anybody's brand you can make them break...I would not worry about these (unless you see cracks forming)...do the bars have that "spaceship" engraving?
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Thanks for the reply. That is what I figured. . . .And yes, the engravings look like Starship Enterprise Badges. I tried to upload a photo for you but i am having trouble. . . Must be a sizing issue.
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IIRC. my 84 Peugeot PSV came with an aero CTA stem too. I thought that the stem actually had a pretty nice look to it but I still replaced it because it did not have enough extension as I have long arms. Opted for a no-nonsense Cinelli 1A stem with the conventional clamp design which has worked out with no problems since I got it in the mid 80's. Otherwise I don't think there was ever a problem with the aero CTA stems, at least I never heard of any.

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