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Old 06-13-14, 09:29 AM
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fork stem caps/covers, ideas and pictures please

On last year's RAGBRAI is saw a fork stem cap inset with an analog clock. I like it, but it makes me curious what other people have done with their fork stem cap (cover?). Ideas? Ideas with pictures are especially appreciated.

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Those 'stem CAPtains' StemCAPtain have the option in additional to the watch, a thermometer or a Compass.

here are 2 other things to mount there: A GoPro Camera,
and anything that you would mount on round handlebars
http://www.paulcomp.com/lightmounts.html

I boxed up another Tourist's bike, [shipping home] their Computer mount is on a spacer ring ,
with a hinge(so as to be at whatever angle the stem rises) ..
held down with a top cap.


Bottle cap off your favorite Beer Perhaps ?

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There's a website Products ? StemCAPtain that has that clock and other options including a thermometer, photo-holder, and even a bottle opener. King Cage has a cap mount that will accept a water bottle cage - I thought about getting one for my wife since her bike doesn't have any braze-ons for a frame mount cage. I'm not sure it would work with the angle of her handlebars, though.
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Great! Thanks!

I love the ideas so far: compass, the clock, thermometer, bottle opener, GoPro holder, light mount, and bottle cage. I read some post mentioning USB. Is there anything else electronic out there, like a bike computer, Garmin GPS, or something? Maybe a solar panel to help charge a smart phone, a small rechargeable USB "brick" to add battery life to other gadgets, or remote control for a helmet-mounted GoPro.

It looks like the bases from stemcaptain.com would allow freedom and creativity for other items.
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Given the function of the top cap on threadless steering schemes is done after you tighten the bolts,
on the stem , locking in the adjustment.

The late Sheldon Brown put a quill stem in place of the cap , entirely, and added a second handlebar..
Sheldon Brown's Thorn Raven Bicycle
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The late Sheldon Brown put a quill stem in place of the cap , entirely, and added a second handlebar..
Sheldon Brown's Thorn Raven Bicycle
We're cooking with gas.
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I've seen a USB port on the steerer cap, wired to a dynamo hub. Very trick.

All my bikes are quill stems, so the closest I get is to put a bell on the stem. Ding!
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I've seen a USB port on the steerer cap, wired to a dynamo hub. Very trick.
Love it! Thanks.

The Plug III by Tout-Terrain




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All my bikes are quill stems, so the closest I get is to put a bell on the stem. Ding!
Is there a stem cap mounted bell other than the sram, which seems to be mounted via a stem spacer rather than the stem cap?
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You can always express yourself with a custom motto, that's what we've done on our bikes,

kustomcaps.com
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Love it! Thanks.

The Plug III by Tout-Terrain






Is there a stem cap mounted bell other than the sram, which seems to be mounted via a stem spacer rather than the stem cap?
is there a video on how to fit that plug,i did search but no luck.
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There is one , But, Mostly just how to remove the star nut .. steel threadless steerer only ..

they are optimistic on the customers DIY abilities , to RTFM, (included, in print, I expect) ..
[running the wire thru the steerer and down to the Hub-connectors ]


I suppose they don't read this site and get the impression to the contrary .
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There is one , But, Mostly just how to remove the star nut .. steel threadless steerer only ..

they are optimistic on the customers DIY abilities , to RTFM, (included, in print, I expect) ..
[running the wire thru the steerer and down to the Hub-connectors ]


I suppose they don't read this site and get the impression to the contrary .
yeah bob i spotted that video.mind you its an expensive bit of kit 159euro on rosebikes yikes ,way to expensive for this kid.
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Just bring your charger with you and plug it into the Mains at a Pub.
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Just bring your charger with you and plug it into the Mains at a Pub.
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A bell seems like a natural fit. This is the closest I have found to a stem cap mounted bell. Any others out there?
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like a bell, but different.

I might have a hard time resisting a stem-cap-mounted Easy Button that weighed about an ounce. Every once in a while I would use it to entertain myself at the top of a hill. (please excuse the poor cut-and-paste job).

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I got one of the Paul stem mounts for my Garmin Virb camera, so I could put it dead-center. I'm picky that way.

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I remember seeing a guy who put 3 count 'em 3 handlebars on his Surly Big Dummy. It was ridiculous but intriguing at the same time.

I like the YAWYD Top Cap from Niner. It stands for You Are What You Drink and basically it s a mounting platform for your favorite bottled drink cap, say from oat soda or root beer or other fun time beverage.

There is also the MASH top cap:
MASH STOREROOM | MASH TOP CAP KILLING IT
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A bell seems like a natural fit. This is the closest I have found to a stem cap mounted bell. Any others out there?

Another: https://www.mirrycle.com/spring.php .. bell on substitute Top Cap..

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I got one of the Paul stem mounts for my Garmin Virb camera, so I could put it dead-center. I'm picky that way.

hah man after me own heart i done that as well.
That guy Paul sure makes nice stuff.
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I just received a stem cap mounted cell phone case in the mail.The Topeak Ridecase.It comes with the hardware to mount it on the handlebars also.Its pretty cool.
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Add this: Universal Cycles -- Minoura CS-500 Headset Spacer Accessory Mount

CS-500 | MINOURA JAPAN
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I have a GoPro mount build in the stem cap. I asked Paul's Comp to make one but found one on eBay before Paul came out with his. The one on eBay has now been copied in China for a fraction of the price. I'm sorry to say the copy fits better than the original. What I really wanted is a stem cap with a leveling and panning base and a standard camera screw sticking out so I could put a small ballhead.

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I have a number of different stem caps. Both of these are off Fleabay




This one is from Purely Custom and is on a Salsa Las Cruces



These are also from Purely Custom




The last one is on my Colorado made Dean.


The last one is on my Moots YBB
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The last one is on my Colorado made Dean.


The last one is on my Moots YBB
Something tells me you like Colorado and Titanium? Anywho GAAAAWJUUSSSS!
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