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    cool Felt stem & bikes...

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    That is extremely cool. I bet it's even stiffer for having the longer piece fitting over the steerer- though it seems like it would be more resistant to flexing the requisite amount to go from sliding over the steerer, to clamping on.

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    I think Velo Orange beat 'em to it:
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    Vanilla stem

    lots O' people beat them to it...

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    Perhaps, but the Vanilla stem adds the impracticality of a non-removable faceplate quill stem to a threadless application. No thanks.

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    what happens when i want to flip the stem or adjust stem height?
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    This will happen!


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    veloorange annihilates all challengers on price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    veloorange annihilates all challengers on price.
    Especially considering the quality of their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    I really should find myself a gold stem cap bolt like that one...would definitely tie everything together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    This will happen!

    i lol'd
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    This will happen!

    inverted world?




    ...........and i dunno if velo orange ever did anything original....i think they "borrow" other peoples ideas (nitto, brooks, gilles berthoud etc..) and made them a little more affordable.
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    That how people live on the other side of Earth. duh. I really like the VO stem though. Tre sexy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
    ...would definitely tie everything together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
    ...........and i dunno if velo orange ever did anything original....i think they "borrow" other peoples ideas (nitto, brooks, gilles berthoud etc..) and made them a little more affordable.
    Which is perfectly fine with this guy, especially seeing that all the VO stuff I've seen is of such good quality.

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    agreed.
    i actually thought they had one of the best looking bikes at interbike this year....one of the few things that impressed me enough to take a picture.

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    Those stems have just about nothing going for them except aesthetics. They only make sense in a custom application, or if the height/length/rise all just happen to be perfect for you (good luck). A ridiculous accoutrement on a stock bike.

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    A lot of bicycle components have nothing going for them besides aesthetics.

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    Yes and no. But let's run through the list of absurdities anyways:

    1) Many people will need to swap out stems for fit, and this one is integrated into the "look" of the bike, encouraging newbies to leave it be even if it doesn't fit right.
    2) It actually decreases functionality, rather than simply costing more for better aesthetics like many bike parts.
    3) The decreased functionality means that even more people will need to replace it for optimum fit, but even fewer will. See #1. Fun, huh?
    4) When shops do swap it out for people, they'll probably never be able to get rid of it on another bike because of the reduced range of fit and the color. But then, it might be just perfect for someone looking for that "custom" look for their tarck bike.

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    Eh, whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    Yes and no. But let's run through the list of absurdities anyways:

    1) Many people will need to swap out stems for fit, and this one is integrated into the "look" of the bike, encouraging newbies to leave it be even if it doesn't fit right.
    2) It actually decreases functionality, rather than simply costing more for better aesthetics like many bike parts.
    3) The decreased functionality means that even more people will need to replace it for optimum fit, but even fewer will. See #1. Fun, huh?
    4) When shops do swap it out for people, they'll probably never be able to get rid of it on another bike because of the reduced range of fit and the color. But then, it might be just perfect for someone looking for that "custom" look for their tarck bike.
    Sounds like you're describing one of these silly types of bikes:

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