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My RetroMod Colnago stem is starting to congeal.

Old 05-11-23, 05:09 PM
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My RetroMod Colnago stem is starting to congeal.

-17 degree because -17.
Threadless onto fork modified for disc brake
Hollow inside to hold Campagnolo EPS electronics
For 26mm carbon bars
75mm because I like that.
Clover cutout because Clover

this is how the frame STARTED


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stem started like this

Cut and tig welded to stainless tubing, to avoid the hideous eyesore of stem spacers.
Rotated to have bolts towards the front. The assembly was then chucked up in a lathe and faced off for the rear lug of the stem.
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Front lug was milled in the rear, to allow the Campagnolo EPS junction to fit INSIDE the stem.
(This was before the "teardrop" cutout was welded shut, and a clover cut in to replace it.)
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All I can say is, bravo i want one!
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More congealing. The center will be painted burgundy to match the frame.
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congeal

ok
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Looking snazzy man, love it
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Not my aesthetic but effective work.
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Not so genuine but a really nice piece , homemade is the most personal touch you can give to a bike. Any pics on the rest of your project?
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Congealing isn't the word I'd have thought to use, but this certainly is an impressive little project. Bravo!
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
Congealing isn't the word I'd have thought to use, but this certainly is an impressive little project. Bravo!
okay... I didn't want to be the first to comment on such a trivial issue as choice of words.. but as long as the subject has been broached, I think I would have gone with "coalesce".

"come together to form one mass or whole."
or
"combine (elements) in a mass or whole."



regardless, a really cool project!

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