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Old 09-25-07, 09:54 AM
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Ti spacers & stem

I am working on building up an old Merlin frame in an old-school all-Ti kind of way, and I want to use Ti headset spacers and a Ti stem that sort of match the brushed Ti finish of the Merlin. Seven makes these things but at obscene prices ($395 for the stem), and Moots has them but with the duller shot-peen finish that doesn't quite look right on the bike. Are there other alternatives that don't have that sloppy made-in-the-basement look to them?
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Old 09-25-07, 10:28 AM
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Scambay + a lot of time waiting for the right item to come up for bid.
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Old 09-25-07, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jprestley@comca View Post
and Moots has them but with the duller shot-peen finish that doesn't quite look right on the bike.
If you like the design you can either polish or clear coat it.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:06 PM
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Buy the Moots items and use a lot of metal polish and elbow grease.
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