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Old 07-25-08, 11:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-25-08, 11:31 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-25-08, 11:59 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-08, 12:03 AM   #4
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limited 3T mutant, factory white, 90mm. my polo set-up:


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Old 07-26-08, 12:04 AM   #5
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tomity-san, that nitto badge is ace.


*edit* whoa, as is that kalavinka!
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Old 07-26-08, 11:04 AM   #6
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transfixed, that's a beaut set
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Old 07-26-08, 11:37 AM   #7
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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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Old 07-26-08, 05:40 PM   #8
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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

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Old 07-26-08, 06:17 PM   #9
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odyssey elementary
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Old 07-26-08, 06:26 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-26-08, 08:40 PM   #12
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I'm not a huge fan of the 3ttt ***** stems.
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Old 07-26-08, 08:53 PM   #13
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Old 07-26-08, 09:22 PM   #14
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oops, I posted a quill stem.....
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Nitto UI-5GX for me



nice one eh?
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Old 07-26-08, 10:26 PM   #17
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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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Old 07-27-08, 02:17 AM   #19
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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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Old 07-27-08, 02:38 AM   #20
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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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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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Old 07-27-08, 10:42 AM   #24
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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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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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