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    Nitto RB-018 in Thomson 25.4 stem (Premium Rush)?

    The Affinity Metropolitan in Premium Rush looks like it's running Nitto RB-018 bullhorns (they say Nitto Bullhorns and they have no drop) but the stem is a Thomson 25.4 (can see clearly in Affinity video):

    http://904fixed.com/affinity-premium-rush-bike/

    Just wondering how that works since the RB-018 are 26mm bars. Wanted to run a similar setup but my stem is 25.4.

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    Call Affinity ha.

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    26 and 25.4 are close enough. Anything you can do to look like Premium Rush is awesome, so I say go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeomegasquared View Post
    26 and 25.4 are close enough.
    Not necessarily.


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    Is that a plot point in the movie?

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    Though it may be unsafe, I don't feel like it'd take much to ream out the stem to tape a slightly larger bar. Maybe that's what they did. Or maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeomegasquared View Post
    Anything you can do to look like Premium Rush is awesome,

    GET IN LINE


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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeomegasquared View Post
    26 and 25.4 are close enough. Anything you can do to look like Premium Rush is awesome, so I say go for it.
    This is actually a good point. It's worth the risk.

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    FWIW, Thomson used to make a 26.0 version of the Elite stem.

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    Hey whatever. They're not my teeth.

    I'm just saying that the OP could always do it right and use a 26.0 Elite stem. I see them pop up on eBay pretty regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Hey whatever. They're not my teeth.

    I'm just saying that the OP could always do it right and use a 26.0 Elite stem. I see them pop up on eBay pretty regularly.

    10 seconds on Fleabay

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    Lord, why do they stretch their logo so horribly for those stems??
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    Just as happy to buy a new Dimension or Velo Orange at the proper size if needed. Was just wondering if the bars ran small or the stems ran large in some way that they actually fit. Seemed from the video that they took care in picking the parts so I thought perhaps this was the case.

    Not in love with Thomson's particularly at full price for a used or NOS item. I've cracked the faceplate on them with proper sized bars (my bad no torque wrench but only using a Park Y wrench). The full price ebay ones aren't available in the size I'd need anyway (a silver 26 90mm 5 degree if anyone is looking to get rid of or trade for a black 80mm 0 degree 31.8 X4 brand new)

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    even if you got the stem to work with those bars you could never ride like jo go lev, its no use...

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    This movie is killing my soul, and I haven't even seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    This movie is killing my soul, and I haven't even seen it.
    +1
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    JGL summed it up well there ,"pop corn movie", then again I am out of touch and that could be a pretty common way of describing dumb but fun movies

    and here it is
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...opcorn%20movie


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    It is a pretty terrible movie but entertaining enough for a rainy Sunday. I think it would make a good drinking game any time they say "fixie", "steel", or "no brakes".

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    I'm waiting for the double feature...

    Premium Rush and Snakes on a Plane

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