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    your favorite stem (pics)

    for the threadless folk, what is your favorite stem?
    which stems do you find to be most aesthetic?
    do you like them long or short?
    what angles do you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awristawful View Post
    for the threadless folk, what is your favorite stem?
    which stems do you find to be most aesthetic?
    do you like them long or short?
    what angles do you prefer?
    You can't go wrong with Thomson stem They looks great and work well.
    I prefer it to be para to the ground, so 15degree drop for my bike.
    90mm...

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    limited 3T mutant, factory white, 90mm. my polo set-up:



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    tomity-san, that nitto badge is ace.


    *edit* whoa, as is that kalavinka!

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    transfixed, that's a beaut set

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    I use this and like it, not that it is the prettiest but I really like it and it only weighs 100g:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Transfixed06 View Post
    limited 3T mutant, factory white, 90mm. my polo set-up:


    i have to agree, except in black

    or the cinellialter

    for bmx, the s&m redneck

    the alter


    it's cool in an industrial sorta way
    Last edited by iwegian; 07-26-08 at 08:20 PM.

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    odyssey elementary

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    you play polo on a makino?

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    for threadless, i''ll use anything. they're all pretty basic machines. i use a dimension stem, a 3TTT "the" stem, and a ritchey something-or-other.

    angle varies based on my bike and my needs. the stems on my commuter and my road bike are parallel to the ground; my velodrome bike, the stem's got slight rise.

    as far as use goes, i find four-bolt stems to be a bit of a pain. maybe they're stiffer, i don't know, but it makes changing handlebars a bit more of a pain.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    I'm not a huge fan of the 3ttt ***** stems.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    oops, I posted a quill stem.....
    my new sig!

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    Nitto UI-5GX for me



    nice one eh?

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    OH! "Threadless"

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    I have used this stem(Nitto MT-17) in the past and can honestly say that I liked it;


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    Quote Originally Posted by 667 View Post
    OH! "Threadless"
    agreed, on my track.

    i have an itm MILLENIUM on my road basically because it's light long and was cheap for its quality.

    i like the mutant but honestly i don't care that much. i just like thomson's captive steerer clamp design.

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    thomson. I don't even know why other manufacturers make stems anymore... There is just no competition.........

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    i vote for redneck lt but wrong forum so who cares

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsucker View Post
    I have used this stem(Nitto MT-17) in the past and can honestly say that I liked it;

    Why? Did it really hold your bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    agreed, on my track.

    i have an itm MILLENIUM on my road basically because it's light long and was cheap for its quality.

    i like the mutant but honestly i don't care that much. i just like thomson's captive steerer clamp design.
    thirded, thomson or gtfo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomity View Post
    love these things. i currently have two. but without the badge of course, this is actually the first time ever seeing one with one on.
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