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Old 10-11-06, 11:03 AM
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looking for adjustable track stem

Does anyone have an adjustable track stem (Titan or similar) that they would be willing to part with. Or has anyone seen one sub-$80? I missed out on a couple on ebay just recently. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-06, 03:38 PM
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Do you mean something like this?
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Old 10-11-06, 04:20 PM
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Yes. Or like this:
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The $80 price is seemingly the lower end of the fair market value of these. Why do you need an adjustable one? If you are on a budget why not simply get the right size off the bat?
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Old 10-12-06, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, more like 120-140. on ebay these days, for the Ambrosio pictured.
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde
The $80 price is seemingly the lower end of the fair market value of these. Why do you need an adjustable one? If you are on a budget why not simply get the right size off the bat?
Honestly, aesthetics. I know it's vain, but I love how they look. I couple closed recently in the $80's but I have seen higher.
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resurrecting this thread - i'm looking for the same type of stem, for the same reasons.

how rare is the stem pictured below:





i can't find any info on it online...
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I too am looking for one. I've seem some on ebay recently and I guess I'll list their description and ending price to give a baseline for current cost. Major Taylor Stem(rechromed) $155, 3t adjustable stem w/drop bars $50 (really sad I missed that one), 3ttt nos record adjustable stem $227.50, and the only one on ebay that I've seen https://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-pista-st...d=p3286.c0.m14 . Well, hope we all find some more.
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Old 09-25-08, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
i'm looking for the same type of stem, for the same reasons. how rare is the stem pictured below
The picture you show is a Schwinn Paramount branded part, though the handle bar clamp seems like something else. They turn up occassionally, I got one on ebay a few years ago for a Paramount track I'm still trying to find the original parts for.

The Ambrosios turn up on ebay regularly, I've gotten a couple, as do the all steel Major Taylors but they bring at least 100., usually more to win.

I don't know anything about the Titans...
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Old 09-25-08, 09:22 PM
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3ttt also have some if I remember correctly that show up from time to time. Quite nice. I have seen them in a Tokyo shop NOS for about a hundred $.

(I am not currently in Japan, and cannot go buy them for you, sorry)
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Jeff Lyon makes them new, but they're not chrome plated and they have a square (box beam) extension instead of a round one. I bought one from him a couple of years ago. You can flip the clamp; it can be above or below the extension.

https://www.lyonsport.com/web/stems.html



The Schwinn adjustable stem:

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I have two of the Major Taylor adjustables (sorry, not for sale). If you bid on these it is best to go for a stem/bar combo if possible. The handlebar clamp is ~22m and quite difficult to find bars for.

The Lyonsports look good!! I might think about getting one of those soon.
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Old 09-25-08, 11:32 PM
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The advantage of the square extension is you don't have to worry about the handlebar slipping unintentionally from the horizontal. The disadvantage is that it's not as aethetically pleasing as a cylindrical extension.
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I'll take the $3.50 Schwinn stem above ^ please!
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I'll take the $3.50 Schwinn stem above ^ please!
Heck, I'll take a gross of them at that price.
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I would say good luck getting one of those adjustable track stems for a reasonable price on Ebay. You might find one locally and that would be the best bet to find one for a decent price from a seller who doesn't know the current value of them. I picked up one a few years ago in a huge box of parts along with two Paramounts for a cheap price. I auctioned off the adjustable track stem a year ago and I got $280 for it on Ebay! Picture of it:

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I have the stem (and Handlebar you are looking for.

]resurrecting this thread - i'm looking for the same type of stem, for the same reasons.

how rare is the stem pictured below:

i can't find any info on it online...[/QUOTE]


If you are still looking I recently acquired the stem and handlebar set. Its in pretty solid condition.
Let me know if you are still looking.
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It is worth what someone is willing to pay. There are plenty with crazy price tags but they have yet to sell
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There must be an adjustable stem design out there that does not look so fugly....
Heck, even Look's adjustable "Ergo" stem is no looker either.....
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Zombie thread!

I wound up buying a new manufacture Livery Design Gruppe adjustable stem for my Paramount for $150. The stem is 17-4 stainless steel and the adjustable clamp is 6061-T6 heat treated CNC machined aluminum.

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Originally Posted by redxj View Post
I auctioned off the adjustable track stem a year ago and I got $280 for it on Ebay! Picture of it:
That's a Cinelli stayer stem and maybe the rarest of all.
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Also looking for Schwinn adjustable track stem

All I really need is the clamp for the stem that goes with a Paramount bike from 1960’s. I want to buy it from someone. I am willing to buy the stem also.
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