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Old 03-20-06, 11:48 AM   #1
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Can you identify this stem??



Never seen that before, anyone have an ID on it??
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Old 03-20-06, 11:50 AM   #2
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nope, but as soon as it's ID'd, it's on my want list.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:51 AM   #3
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stem with rise flipped upside down so it has drop?
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Old 03-20-06, 11:53 AM   #4
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Also known as a Torrin stem. It is a cheap ATB/MTB stem with a crazy rise that is then flipped to make it look trackesque.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:53 AM   #5
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stem with rise flipped upside down so it has drop?

That's what it looks like to me. Just a 1" Threadless from a hybrid type bike installed upside down.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:53 AM   #6
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just a dimension poo-poo generic stem flipped.

those things are terrible quality though, and some have been recalled.
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Old 03-20-06, 11:57 AM   #7
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Well, that sucks that its terrible quality. Someone needs to make a deep drop threadless stem already.
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Old 03-20-06, 12:04 PM   #8
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just flip through a qbp catalogue, you'll find a bunch of rise/drop threadless
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Old 03-20-06, 12:05 PM   #9
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deda.

not necessarily "deep" drop, but its a negative rise.
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Old 03-20-06, 12:12 PM   #10
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This one: http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=189854222870
Flipped.
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Deda Newton Pista Stem seems to be a contender for deep drop.

67degrees, but damn pricey.
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Old 03-20-06, 12:50 PM   #12
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CKT make cheap track threadless stems. Someone should be able to source these in the states:

http://www.bikes-dolan.uk.com/en-us/dept_66.html
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there are TONS of high rise MTB stems that become deep drop when you flip them. work great with Cro-Mo track bars too because they are 25.4mm clamp diameter. Finding them for 1" forks may be trickier than for 1 1/8" but not THAT hard.

You wanna be WAY trick, flip one of those adjustable stems that come on hybrids! for that way versatile way ugly look
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there are TONS of high rise MTB stems that become deep drop when you flip them. work great with Cro-Mo track bars too because they are 25.4mm clamp diameter. Finding them for 1" forks may be trickier than for 1 1/8" but not THAT hard.
most 1 1/8" stems come with a shim to adapt them for 1". or you can just buy one.
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Well, that sucks that its terrible quality. Someone needs to make a deep drop threadless stem already.
no ****. i don't mind flipping a stem with a lot of rise...but if the quality's crap, why?
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Old 03-20-06, 09:31 PM   #17
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Upside down? well be carefull because for some reason that stem was built rising up, and apparently it wasnt designed to be used going down... well maybe will work fine anyways look super cool, why u dont put satin black paint on it?

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