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 Post subject: IS this retro enough
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:30 am 
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Dudes

I've got a rc100 with a pace\stem\steerer combo but the stem is way to long and stopping me from using the bike.

I've seen this stem on flea bay but is this stem retro enough?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:54 am 
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If it gets you using the bike I would say it doesn't matter. get it and then while you're riding your pace look for a retro one more in keeping with the bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:27 pm 
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If you ask my opinion I would say it is a pretty uncool part


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:45 pm 
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Which 1" stem would you stick on?

Ideally needs to be aheadset and have a rise in it


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:53 pm 
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Keep watching eBay for Syncros stems.
I was watching that hinged one but found an older 1" Cattlehead and bought that instead.
They seem to come up quite often.

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Infact the seller had two 'cos he offered me the choice of 15 degree or 0 degree (I took the 15).
Let me know if you want the seller's name.


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 Post subject: Re: IS this retro enough
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:27 pm 
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toons wrote:
Dudes

I've got a rc100 with a pace\stem\steerer combo but the stem is way to long and stopping me from using the bike.

I've seen this stem on flea bay but is this stem retro enough?


the missing top cap (plug as he calls it) would put me off. really difficult to find and i dont agree with that you can use just any top cap...

Carsten


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:33 pm 
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CRC were selling Syncros angled top-caps not long ago (probably still are!). With that in mind, I bought one that was advertised without, and it turned up with one! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:51 pm 
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Ziggy wrote:
CRC were selling Syncros angled top-caps not long ago (probably still are!). With that in mind, I bought one that was advertised without, and it turned up with one! :)


yes, they still have them (those are repros btw). do you know if those are really the 1" version?

Carsten


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Local frame builder or small welding shop Cut the original set it how you want length angle. Repaint or chrome would be nice job done :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:55 pm 
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it's got no rise, so it's out the window.


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