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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 08-31-06, 11:27 PM   #1
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Deda Pista Bars/Stem?

Yes I sprung for them. Good, bad, or super sucky?
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Old 08-31-06, 11:32 PM   #2
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Yes I sprung for them. Good, bad, or super sucky?
What does it matter now?

That's like marrying a woman then asking about her "history".
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Old 08-31-06, 11:34 PM   #3
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Did that too....
They haven't arrived, and I'm just curious how foolish I've been, and if it's more than normal.
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Old 08-31-06, 11:36 PM   #4
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i'm planning to slap that combo on my s-works langster

what's the going rate?
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Old 08-31-06, 11:37 PM   #5
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They are great. Featherlight. Slick looking and comfy shape.

Scratch up easily if you ride them bare though.

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Going rate? Eblow. $70 for the (steel) bars, $115 (I know, I know) for the stem. Most places are like $115 and $150 respectively.
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that stem is the isht. I just wish the price would come down a bit.
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Going rate? Eblow. $70 for the (steel) bars, $115 (I know, I know) for the stem. Most places are like $115 and $150 respectively.
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Old 09-01-06, 06:17 AM   #10
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Eblow ... like it blows? Or Eblow ... like it's coke?
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they're light and all, but too flexy for me on the track. i'm also 6'4" 200lbs, so that has something to do with it... going to switch to the nitto steel drops for next season. but otherwise, they're great.

**edit** i have the alum ones

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Old 09-01-06, 06:20 AM   #12
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depends on the bike style

generally, i think theyre nice
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Old 09-01-06, 06:23 AM   #13
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Spring for the steel bars (velocita), they're much better than the aluminum (elementi).
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I really like mine...effing light as hell and the stem is definately stiff. I can se how the bars could be called flexy... especially around the ends of the drops, though if you keep your hands closer to the bends, there isn't so much of an issue.

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Spring for the steel bars (velocita), they're much better than the aluminum (elementi).
I have L_n2b's old aluminum Pista bars, and they're fantastic for street riding. As other's have mentioned in previous threads, the flex can actually be really nice. It goes a long way to smoothing out some nastiness in the road. If you have large hands, the extended 31.8 bulge section at the stem feels great. And yes, I also spend a fair bit of time in the drops.
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Eblow ... like it blows? Or Eblow ... like it's coke?

Kinda both. "Where does all the money go, where does all the money go..."
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that stem is the isht. I just wish the price would come down a bit.

Try this--
http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/cmp-stem-tor01.htm
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oooooo, not bad. But then my stem won't say "newton." As an engineer, i like newton.
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Old 09-01-06, 11:59 AM   #19
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Just get this one.
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this reminds me that i have to sell my new Deda steel bar, i like my cow horns.
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Stem just arrived. It's very, very nice. Worth the $? Guess I'll soon see.
Does the flat black anodizing scratch/wear off easily? Seems like it might.
The instructions say to polish it with vaseline and a soft cloth. Kinda sexy, non?
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Old 09-02-06, 11:57 AM   #22
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Polish what with vaseline? I know i get excited with new parts but instructions telling you to use lub, that's just silly.
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I am 6' 4" and I weight 230lbs and I have a friend with em and they aren't flexy but he also has a thompson x2 stem instead of the newton
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