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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-16-05, 11:10 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of adding this high rise stem to my bike. It seems like a good deal, but only if it's a decent product. Thanks.
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Old 09-16-05, 11:21 AM   #2
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I have a soma non-highrise stem on my soma doublecross. It does a fine job of connecting the bars to the steerer tube. I mean, what else can I say about a stem? It hasn't failed, it's not hideous, and it doesn't spray tear gas at me.
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Old 09-16-05, 11:29 AM   #3
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... It hasn't failed, it's not hideous, and it doesn't spray tear gas at me.
you've really gotta keep those ejection-ports clean....
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It hasn't failed, it's not hideous, and it doesn't spray tear gas at me.
That's perfect, because my Ritchey AND my Performance Forte both have sprayed tear gas at me!

Your input is exactly what I was looking for. I'm just looking for a decent stem that isn't too ugly and won't fail. Weight isn't too important, so I think the Soma will fit the bill. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-05, 09:01 PM   #5
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I just got one of their 7 degree rise ones recently and some of the threads on the top bolt stripped. It's not fatal but when I switched bars and re-threaded the top bolt on, about a 1/4 way in it got really tight and the threads inside the stem (not on the bolt) looked stripped. I just kept going and it re-threaded itself but it made me a little leary of their stems.
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