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Old 08-19-16, 11:54 PM
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Any bikes with WHITE stems?

I picture the color matching (given the bike has some white to it), but would/does it look nice?
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Old 08-20-16, 06:45 AM
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ATB manufacturers went through a period they painted the forks in a contrasting colour and often colour matched the stem to the fork. Personally, I though it looked OK, but was never particularly attracted to such schemes.

A white stem might look OK on a road bicycle if the head tube or head and down tubes were white, like on the Centurion Ironman.

However, if I was going to use a white stem on a road bicycle, it would be on a bicycle outfitted with Shimano Sante or SunTour Ole, as it would be a good fit with the white components.
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Old 08-20-16, 07:14 AM
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don't have any examples offhand, but I've seen white Modolo brake sets and matching 3TTT stems.
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Originally Posted by bulldog1935 View Post
don't have any examples offhand, but I've seen white Modolo brake sets and matching 3TTT stems.
Miele used white Modolo calipers and a white stem in conjunction with a SunTour Ole drivetrain on their circa 1988 Classica model.
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Old 08-20-16, 11:09 AM
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I have one of these Raleigh Technium mountain bikes with a white stem. Here's a pic of one I found although I certainly don't have my stem setup like this one.

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I had a 1988 Schwinn Premis that had a white drive train of Sun Tour components. Roger
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I have a white stem for one of my modern bikes. I installed it and took it off again, didn't like the way it looked. Shiny is better.
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The Trek Domane 5.2 in white (which I recently bought) has a white stem, matching white frame and fork. Looks great, but requires frequent cleaning.

Domane 5.2 | Trek Bikes
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The 1987 and or 88 Cannondale line up was very effective with painted stems and other parts. The Black lightning & White lightning come to mind. I believe Cannondale models had contrasting color stems.

Klein was probably the very best at such things with their Mission control paint matched stems.
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Old 08-20-16, 08:31 PM
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My 1989 Cannondale had a white stem. I stripped it. Looks better polished.
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Not vintage, but Speedvagen paints most (all?) of their stems the color of the bike:
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