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    "Major Taylor" adjustable extension stem

    I'm having a circa 1938 Paramount track frameset restored by Waterford, and have been shopping for components. The original Schwinn adjustable extension stems are next to impossible to find, and when they are available the asking prices are in the stratosphere.

    I came across this reproduction in stainless steel for $149, and ordered one. It came today and the quality of the machining and the finish is superb.



    Here's the original 1939 Schwinn version.

    - Stan

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    Trying it out. I LOVE this stem.

    - Stan

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    I have seen them before , but could not find a place to buy one. I think the company name was livery?? Can you send me a link.

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    adjustable quill stem

    http://liverydesigngruppe.com/produc...ble-quill-stem

    more than one company offers this type stem.
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    Yep; that LDG stem is the one I bought. I'd be interested in knowing who else sells similar stems.
    - Stan

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    Major Taylor replica stem

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Yep; that LDG stem is the one I bought.
    I'd be interested in knowing who else sells similar stems.
    doesn't look like I bookmarked any of them.

    http://cycleops-into.blogspot.com/20...ylor-stem.html

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    Thanks! Brazing up my own would have been fun, but it would probably have taken many hours of work and looked very amateurish.

    On balance, the LDG stem for $149 was a bargain.
    - Stan

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    bumpy

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    bumpus...



    non-adjustable?
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    I made a similar stem from some scrap I had lying around the shop. Not nearly as nice but it functions great for my beater bike, and the only thing I paid for was the socket head bolts. I'd like to try making a design with square tube like in one of the posts above some time.






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