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    Senior Member piratelove's Avatar
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    Stem Suggestions



    Above is my current stem. It sucks. I need something longer. Maybe a little more drop as well?
    Ignore my bars, I'm going to put new ones on w/ the new stem.

    Any suggestions on a decent, affordable stem? I know a $100 stem would be sweet, but not quite in my range right now.

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    Crapzeit! mcatano's Avatar
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    SR/Sakae make nice stems. If you're not looking for something expensive, you could pick another one up for very little. They turn up on eBay, new in the package, for around $10-15 pretty frequently. No functional (or major aesthetic) difference between one of those and a Nitto pearl or dynamic.

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    worst luck ever ~stella's Avatar
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    nitto has an awesome range of stems in the $30 range.

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/c/COMPSTRDQNIT

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    Well I got a couple of suggestions. First is this Profile Design..I know they make great aerobars and this looks ok, a tad pricey.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-Design-H...QQcmdZViewItem

    This is a nice quill stem and cheap
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-Vint...QQcmdZViewItem

    Looks clean still in box...not bad at all.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1-threaded-stem-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Good luck!

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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabiboys
    Looks clean still in box...not bad at all.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1-threaded-stem-...QQcmdZViewItem
    This one looks like the fabled polished turd. Just get an old alloy stem from your LBS or those other two links. Ba-ding.
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    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Make it a Single Speed! wasabiboys's Avatar
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    hey its brand new and 3.99 I wouldnt complain for the bargain basement stuff. The chrome has a nice look with the right bard

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    Cinelli stems are pretty abundant and inexpensive on eBay. You might have to shim your bars as they are 26.4 usually but they are pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    This one looks like the fabled polished turd. Just get an old alloy stem from your LBS or those other two links. Ba-ding.
    I'd have no problem throwing one of those on a 3rensho.

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