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    stem

    i just picked up my nitto njs drops and i love them. i thought it would be awkward but they're perfect.

    i have a crappy no name plastic stem i wanna switch out. any recommendations?
    my friend wants to sell me his nitto njs stem for $50 but it slants down.. A LOT. kind of thinking it might increase my saddle to bar drop like woah. any recommendations? i just want something that looks clean/sexy. thanks!

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    maybe nitto dynamic? same general design, but without as aggressive of a drop...

    i'm trying to figure out what plastic quill stems are out there. sounds... weird...

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    Wait...plastic stem?

    PLASTIC STEM!??!

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    I don't know what this type of Stem is called.. I know it isn't a quill. But basically I have one that looks like this Thompson:
    http://greenfishsports.com/product/3...n-x4-stem.html

    but its ****ING PLASTIC and so corny. My friend at my LBS just got a silver Thompson stem that looks very similar to this one he recommended but I love the looks of the Nitto NJS stems. Nitto dynamic is looking good.

    Its just funny to have these nice ass track bars attached to a ****ing WALMART looking stem. Haha

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    Ah...I highly doubt that it's plastic. Unless you've got a Fisher Price bike...
    Do you know if you have a quill stem or a threadless stem?

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    Its threadless. And if it isn't plastic, it sure as hell LOOKS plastic.

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    Do you know the size though?
    Regardless of size, VeloOrange's got good looking stems.
    http://www.velo-orange.com/haandst.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Wait...plastic stem?

    PLASTIC STEM!??!
    Crabon Fibre, like duh.
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    You won't find a NJS threadless stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
    You won't find a NJS threadless stem.
    Ah, so it has to be threadless. So since I plan on buying a Panasonic frame within the next 6 months, probably a better move to buy one of the threadless stems Vixtor recommended on the velo-orange site rather than a $100 Thompson stem, yeah?

    Also, will those Velo-Orange stems work on my Pake? I need a 100mm stem and I'd want the one with least amount of rise, just something straight or with a slight drop if at all possible.

    Thanks!

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    Oh it's a Pake, then this will do.
    http://www.velo-orange.com/vost17ri.html
    I think Pake comes with an one inch fork...so you'll need to shim it.
    http://www.velo-orange.com/stemshim1to118.html

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    ^

    He needs the 25.4mm version for his NJS drops.

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    Oh, right...25.4 clamp.
    http://www.velo-orange.com/vost625.html
    Thanks

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    Thanks guys. I am going to see if I can find a decent used stem at City Bikes so I don't have to wait 7-10 business days for shipping. Otherwise, VO it is!

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