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Old 09-03-19, 10:17 AM
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You just never know

Cleaning out my parents garage I found this in a box this weekend.

I suspect it may have been my brothers stuff.

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Old 09-03-19, 10:42 AM
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What kind of stem is that?
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Old 09-03-19, 11:01 AM
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I like that bullmoose stem. What are the diameters and is it looking for a new home?
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What kind of stem is that?
Klingon, I think.
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It's an ACS slingshot stem, mid-80s. Almost certainly 22.2 bar clamp diameter and I would guess either 21.15mm or 22.2mm insertion diameter. Slingshot stems had a brief moment of popularity in the early/mid-80s when manufacturers thought that traditional stems would snap under the forces put on the handlebar during mountain-biking. 22.2 was the standard bar clamp diameter for mountain/BMX cruiser handlebars during this period.

The rest of the stuff is some old Italian crap that I think I might have heard of before

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Old 09-03-19, 12:15 PM
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Everybody should have a brother like that.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
It's an ACS slingshot stem, mid-80s. Almost certainly 22.2 bar clamp diameter and I would guess either 21.15mm or 22.2mm insertion diameter. Slingshot stems had a brief moment of popularity in the early/mid-80s when manufacturers thought that traditional stems would snap under the forces put on the handlebar during mountain-biking. 22.2 was the standard bar clamp diameter for mountain/BMX cruiser handlebars during this period.

The rest of the stuff is some old Italian crap that I think I might have heard of before
My research verified the ACS "Slingshot" stem. Measures as a 21.1mm insert (.820" actual measurement)
Doesn't appear to have ever been installed in anything.

Also found a couple cans of this. Cool color, still spray


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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
Everybody should have a brother like that.
Yeah, I might have to give them to him.
He still has his 70's full campy NR Botecchia Professional that he never rides.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
My research verified the ACS "Slingshot" stem. Measures as a 21.1mm insert (.820" actual measurement)
Doesn't appear to have ever been installed in anything.

Also found a couple cans of this. Cool color, still spray
Well, if you test sprayed it, I hope you cleared the downtube and nozzle by spraying inverted until only gas came out. Extra points if you soaked the nozzle in lacquer thinner afterward.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Cleaning out my parents garage I found this in a box this weekend.

I suspect it may have been my brothers stuff.
No, you are mistaken. That's my stuff; I absentmindedly left it behind the last time I was visiting your parents. Silly me.

Pls forward it to me ASAP and send your old folks a "Howdy" from me, M'kay?
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