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Bike bling - Stems:

Old 05-02-08, 07:34 AM
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Bike bling - Stems:

For those of you who have money to burn, I came across this....

http://www.worldclasscycles.com/custom_stems.htm
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Old 05-02-08, 08:24 AM
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ahh now if inly they had the brains to make a removable face plate version, so people could change bars without taking off their bar tape.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:36 AM
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I like how they ask $153 more to polish the thing and don't even show a photo.

So, so stupidly overpriced.

Kind of ugly, too. For an expensive and good-looking stem I'd go for an old quill instead:



In fact, I have.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:41 AM
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Painted stem 1 or 2 colors $210.00

Center polished ends painted $244.50

Center painted polished ends $319.50

All polished $363.00
man. $300 lugged steel stem is so backwards it hurts to think about.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:47 AM
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What kind of "custom" stem is this if you can't choose the angle? The only option is -15 degrees. Every stem is available in different lengths.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:51 AM
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I bet the guy says "I painted this stem, I could paint some more. I'll make a website and see if any suckers will buy them for outrageous prices, and if they do, then I'll slap some paint on a new stem and ship it. If not, then who cares, because I have a real job."
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Originally Posted by fix View Post
I bet the guy says "I painted this stem, I could paint some more. I'll make a website and see if any suckers will buy them for outrageous prices, and if they do, then I'll slap some paint on a new stem and ship it. If not, then who cares, because I have a real job."
I'd do it.
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I bet he will sell a few.
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Nice stem bexley. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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I have one I bought in Turkey with a matching fork, for like 180.00. The bars were extra.
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Originally Posted by bexley View Post
I like how they ask $153 more to polish the thing and don't even show a photo.

So, so stupidly overpriced.
its not $153 to polish, but to make it out of stainless that is polished... stainless is much more expensive.
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Old 05-02-08, 03:44 PM
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This fairly common stem with the magical seal of approval sold for close to $450 on a Japanese auction:



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click on "stems"

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Old 05-02-08, 04:31 PM
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it is ridiculously expensive. that's bling.
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straight up rediculous
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Thomson looks better.
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Ah yes, Kosuke Masuda...

http://tvvas.blogspot.com/2007/07/it...ess.html#links

Works of genius
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Aren't carbon stems like 100 dollars? I don't know much about materials, but isn't carbon lighter, and much gnarlier than steel?
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Old 05-03-08, 09:44 AM
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Steel Is Realllll
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Old 05-03-08, 11:00 AM
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i have had a hard on for this one
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No, he said had a hard-on, not looks like one.
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How about a no stem setup?



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