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Old 06-12-07, 08:03 PM   #1
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Cinelli Alter stem

what does everyone have to say about the Cinelli Alter stem? good? bad?
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Old 06-12-07, 08:05 PM   #2
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only works with 1 inch threadless. sucks for me. i've heard they are pretty good. haven't heard anything negative about it.
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Old 06-12-07, 08:30 PM   #3
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Only good if you can find the pinup plate for the top.
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I think they look awesome.
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i've never used one, but i like the way they look and i've read that they're very stiff.

i've also heard good things about the 3t mutant stem. check that out if you haven't seen it
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Old 06-13-07, 08:43 AM   #6
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i was about to give it a hork. but they actually look pretty good ON the bike.
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They're not light, but they're cool looking, and supposedly among the stiffest stems ever made.
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what does everyone have to say about the Cinelli Alter stem? good? bad?
It's really easy to strip the threading for the bolts on those things. You need to be really careful tightening it down.
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Old 06-13-07, 11:30 AM   #9
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I have one...a black 110 with a cinelli threaded adapter....it is for sale if you are interested. PM me if you want it.
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i have one, i ******** LOVE it.
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Old 06-13-07, 02:58 PM   #11
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I've never used it but it was plenty stiff and stylish enough for Cipollini to use. The Alter pinups are an added bonus.
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Old 06-13-07, 03:00 PM   #12
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love it
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