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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I am putting the finishing touches on my NOS 1994 Stumpjumper. Its been essentially done for a while now, but I'd like to fix a couple things.

I have new Specialized Ti Stem on the thing. Looks great. I am having trouble matching the stem's ti finish (call it satin) with a handlebar. I for a NOS Zoom and it looks ok (see pic), but it just bugs me that it doesn't match.

My Titec and litespeed bars don't match. Any ideas? Looking for something I don't need to polish or mod to look right.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Circa 95/96 Marin Bear Valley bars (the ones with the bear on) had that chromica sort of finish.. doesn't take take much to remove the embellishments if you're not keen on the branding.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Didn't sakae or someone similar do a ti 'bulge' bar that was shiny?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:52 am 
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I take a peak on fleabay for those. I would prefer titanium. Maybe something I can match with a new seatpost.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:41 am 
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jimi911 wrote:
I take a peak on fleabay for those. I would prefer titanium. Maybe something I can match with a new seatpost.

They did a ti version, had one myself. What seat post are you trying to match?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:25 am 
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ishaw wrote:
jimi911 wrote:
I take a peak on fleabay for those. I would prefer titanium. Maybe something I can match with a new seatpost.

They did a ti version, had one myself. What seat post are you trying to match?


I'd don't have a post I'm happy with just yet so the handlebar and post could be by the same manufacturer.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:28 pm 
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is that one of those specialised ti stems that are renowned to explode when you use them?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:18 pm 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
is that one of those specialised ti stems that are renowned to explode when you use them?


Haha ... I hope not! This bike won't be ridden ... Hopefully it's not prone to combustion while hanging on a wall.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:37 pm 
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X-lite Ti bars would be a good match:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:49 am 
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I've been riding with the same stem for MANY years and 220lbs. When can I expect it to explode????


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