The stem is stiff, strong and beautiful
Maybe it's just me - but it's more out of place on an Italian bike than the Dura-Ace is.
It IS a nice stem. It just seems out of context here.
But don't get me wrong - it is a small detail, I am nitpicking and it IS a NICE bike.
I've got a silver ITM stem that would suit this build a lot better - I just need to find the forks to make it surplus to requirements and you can have it for the postage.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.