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Old 08-12-08, 02:59 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of this stem? I know it's kind of a tank, but I heard it is extremely heavy-duty.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:00 PM   #2
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i think it looks cool but i heard it is very heavy. supposedly the stiffest stem made... but at what cost?
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Old 08-12-08, 03:04 PM   #3
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My buddy @ my lbs will sell me his red w/ yellow for 25 bucks. And you are right, it does look very cool.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:18 PM   #4
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those are for 1" threadless. Is that your setup?
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Old 08-12-08, 03:23 PM   #5
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Can always have it made to 1 1/8" if you have a LSMC (local skilled machine shop).
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Old 08-12-08, 03:29 PM   #6
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Yeah 1" is what I am looking for.
I was looking for one possibly for my Giant Bowery as well... I wonder if that would fit.
I didn't know you could have it converted to 1 1/8". Do they just bore it out?
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I have no precedent of it being done, but there seems no reason any machinist wouldn't be able to do that in a few minutes.
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Yeah I guess it makes sense. It would take a little bit of weight off as well.
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That looks really good.
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If this stem didnt say Cinelli on it no one would buy it.
It is extremely hideous, yes?
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Old 08-12-08, 05:44 PM   #12
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I think i t looks dope. It's super chunky.
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Yeah duuudde!
Its like totally DOPE!
DOPE stem dude!!
That **** is hella doooope dude!
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I agree with DH on this one. Its the "Cinelli" that sells that monstrosity. But hey, I want to get a Power Tools stem, so what does that say about me...
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I agree with DH on this one. Its the "Cinelli" that sells that monstrosity. But hey, I want to get a Power Tools stem, so what does that say about me...
At least we know youre not buying because of some giant logo on the side.
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They look cool (to some, of course), but they're definitely not all that durable. They tend to crack at the steerer hole – and I can't imagine how quickly one would crack if it were bored out to accept a 1"1/8 steerer. I've seen two broken ones in person, and I'm pretty sure Keevohn from here broke two himself.

I have a 140mm one that I'm contemplating selling, because I like having teeth.
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That stem could say anything on it and I would still love it. But then again, Ithink I love it because of its hideously utilitarian looks.
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hmm... maybe ill pick one up as well and bore it out.
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They look cool (to some, of course), but they're definitely not all that durable. They tend to crack at the steerer hole and I can't imagine how quickly one would crack if it were bored out to accept a 1"1/8 steerer. I've seen two broken ones in person, and I'm pretty sure Keevohn from here broke two himself.

I have a 140mm one that I'm contemplating selling, because I like having teeth.
ive heard of this too, my friends cracked. they look awesome though.

i wouldnt recommend boring it out, its designed as a 1 inch, going 1 1/8 will make it even more likely to break.
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