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Old 04-21-10, 01:12 PM   #1
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Bore a Cinelli Alter!?

Just curious if anyone here had tried to bore out an alter to 1 1/8"? I'm fully aware that it could jeopardize the structural integrity of the stem, but I love the style and I can't help but want one on my 1 1/8" . I know the Modolo OXO is pretty similar in style, but that's a hard find.
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Old 04-21-10, 02:43 PM   #2
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Um. no. Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, bad idea.
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Old 04-21-10, 05:58 PM   #3
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What type of frame you got?
I think ALTERs only look good on bigger tubed alum frames (Cin Mash).
Luv the diff pin up girls you can get for them tho!


How bout goin the other way and slenderizin,
still dif tho.

Cinelli GROOVE


3T MUTANT


Both not hard to find and avail in 1 1/8
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Old 04-21-10, 06:23 PM   #4
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you don't want to be messing with stems like that...if one breaks you are going to be really sorry. Especially cause it will probably break exactly when you need it most (are putting the most weight on it)
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Old 04-21-10, 06:33 PM   #5
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There are videos of stems breaking in races and tours....it isn't a pretty sight.

Personally, it is too risky for me, but a stem breaking is like my worst nightmare.

On that note.....do it and let us know how it works out!!!!
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Old 04-21-10, 07:19 PM   #6
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If you are still not getting what we are trying to say....DON'T DO IT IF YOU THINK YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT!


I personally prefer the Groove over Alter.
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Old 04-21-10, 10:14 PM   #7
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+1 on the nawwwww
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I think for looks, the Cinelli stems are fine.
Weight-wise not so much.
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Old 04-21-10, 10:19 PM   #9
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there are videos of stems breaking in races and tours....it isn't a pretty sight.
link?????
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Haven't these stems been known to break anyway?
Boring a stem that is already known to break seems like an even worse idea than running said stem in the first place.
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Boom.
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If that's what happens when you break your stem, sign me up!!
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