Originally Posted by r-dub
The deda elementi murex comes with a two-bolt faceplate and is very light. I got one in a pile of bike parts that i bought. IMHO, though, the look is terrible (some sort of angular alien excrement), but if you've got a racy bike it may look good. Also, I'm a fit 200# and like to thrash. Out of the saddle this thing flops around like a wet noodle. I'd only really recommend it for folks under 150. The one I have is 120mm (i think) and has a pretty short quill (not much up and down adjustment). If you're still interested after this glowing endorsement, I'll give it to ya. Feel free to pay for postage or send me a bottle of beer in return, or something like that...but I'm not trying to sell the thing...just cleaning out the junk that I'll never use.
I have a black Murex and find it to be one of the nicest open quill stems- one man's trash is another's treasure. I also have a Mutant open quill on another fixed gear... and find that to look hideous, as a mutant should
If you think the Murex is short and flexy, perhaps you don't have enough insertion? My only gripe with the Murex is the quill plate is held on by little screws that like to rust, rather than with a rubber dust cap.
Frankly, if no one else is interested in it, I'd be interested in using it for my wife's fixed bike. Something tells me she will want to change bars...
Last edited by filtersweep; 05-07-05 at 11:00 AM.