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Old 09-24-06, 09:29 AM   #1
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non ugly threadless stem

there's got to be something out there that looks good. something that will go nice with my black tig-welded frame. anybody?
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Old 09-24-06, 09:31 AM   #2
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Nitto
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Old 09-24-06, 09:34 AM   #3
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the ckt track stem...used by the korean national team...same one doshkel has on his concept.

http://velospace.org/node/740
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Old 09-24-06, 09:41 AM   #5
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Nitto if you are going with silver components, Thomson if you are going with black (could get silver too). CKT if you are going for straight up style, or you actually a track sprinter, if the bike rarely sees the track a CKT is worthless besides the style factor.

I personally use the Thomson Elite MTB stem, and have been pleased, although mine is a hair too long for me.
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Old 09-24-06, 09:44 AM   #6
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oh, i didn't see who started this thread...matt..i gots me a bontrager and it works just fine, and it looks pretty good too...i know you...they're pretty cheap, i got mine on ebay for around $20.
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1" or 1 1/8"?

I have seen some sexy Cinelli Grammos on eBay but they are all 1".
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it's 1"
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Where does one find the CKT? I've been liking that.
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i'll try to dig it up...gimme a few minutes. i was going to order a dolan from one site, and sold tehm on there...
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that was easier than i thought...

http://www.bikes-dolan.uk.com/index....tml&lang=en-us

and in case anyone is wondering...

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Oh god, the deepness...
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Old 09-24-06, 10:18 AM   #14
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jason, that thing is intense.
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The Salsa CroMo stems look pretty sleek.
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that was easier than i thought...

http://www.bikes-dolan.uk.com/index....tml&lang=en-us

and in case anyone is wondering...

There one that goes deeper than that? What is the exact amount of drop on that?
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There are crazy high rise stems that you can flip over to get even more drop than this one has. Some have no or removable decals. None of them are featherlight bling stems, though.
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Old 09-24-06, 10:34 AM   #18
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cant go wrong with a thomson
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+1 on the Salsa SUL.
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Deda makes a number of extremely sexy threadless stems. I've got a Deda Zero on the Basso that looks übersexy.
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http://www.kellybike.com/2nd_xtra_stems.html

Kelly stem. I got one in gunmetal silver from ebay for like $20. havent seen them for a while though

edit: stickers come off too
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Old 09-24-06, 11:27 AM   #22
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So is the only thing that makes that sexy the angle? If it's not the hexagonal shape there are plenty of super cheap 30deg+ stems with smoothed welds available for half the price.
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it's a 35 degree, and the shape is sexy...most cheap high rise flipped stem are hideous..won't get into it...but don't do it...it sucks, and these things aren't THAT expensive...but they don't come in 31.7..lame.
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for 31.7, there's deda's track stem. similar drop on it. pretty pricey though.
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http://www.kellybike.com/2nd_xtra_stems.html

Kelly stem. I got one in gunmetal silver from ebay for like $20. havent seen them for a while though

edit: stickers come off too
kelly is in the process of going out of business. they had a yard sale over the weekend. I wouldn't order anything from their website.

the salsa SUL cromoly are very similar

my vote goes to thomson.
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