Im assembling a bike for my wife, thats more of an art project for me than anything, and Im having a tough time finding a stem that I really like for less than $90 that I can get anodized to match the rest of the components.
Essentially Im rebuilding the Fuji Obey bike, but swapping out all the Gold Components for Pink, and using front and rear brakes.
The only goldish stuff on the bike will be the nipples on the stock wheel set, and the copperish buttons on the saddle.
So far I've got an older Dura Ace crank in 5x130, pink dia compe calipers, miche primato post to go on the Fuji frame and fork.
The stem/bar options for threadless headsets are enormous compared to threaded, but Im having a hard time justifying using the adapter just to make my search for the appropriate stem easier.