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    Cinelli Alter

    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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    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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    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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    those are for 1" threadless. Is that your setup?

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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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    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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    I like mine

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by solly81 View Post
    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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    get pitted

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Who View Post
    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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