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Coolwall June 2011 - Girvin Flexstem
Cool 63%  63%  [ 133 ]
Uncool 37%  37%  [ 78 ]
Total votes : 211
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Very cool, in fact cooler now then when I bought up 4 dozen NIB stems at a bike show in Richmond, VA in 2002 for a cool #350.00. I'm a partner in a beach cruiser rental gig, and have put them on 20 bikes, and they're still working fine since 2005, given the fact the bikes are rentals, read: abused.

Yes, beaucoup coolio. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:56 pm 
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I love girvin and all, but I have to say uncool. I am biased though because I don't trust elastomers


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:46 pm 
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bwhsh8r wrote:
I love girvin and all, but I have to say uncool. I am biased though because I don't trust elastomers


No worries, matey....just a few gummy bears to save the day in a pinch. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:58 pm 
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OK I'm voting cool...

But I fully expect this to sound nonsensical

I never bought or used one BITD I tried a mate's bike. There was flex alright but not purely vertical - The suspension effect wasn't really worth having

But they look cool and are nicely made, very of their time... Love the colour schemes and chunkiness

So I'm voting them cool, cos... They are, although they are indeed a bit naff as a suspension device and a teeny bit sub optimal as part of your control setup. They are super mega cool as part of your build


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Why cool?...because some good rider/s got overpaid to use it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Good,well deserved 8)
Next :D

Pre 2000 disc brakes ?


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i think they are pretty cool
they do what they are supposed to do and look good


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:28 am 
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Hi all I'd say cool, due to fond memories of my dads old 93 dyna-tech having one and me always wanting it! Have a few sets of the flex stems bigger brother though, the vectors.
On a different note, this is my 1st post on here after regestering today, can't belive how many other people are into retro bikes like me! Have found some very usfull into already within hours of joining!!!!!
This does explain why, the bikes I wouldve thought other people cosider old rubishn are fetching loads on ebay, preventing me getting cheap old bikes any more ha ha!
1st of many posts Greg :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Deffo cool, mate of mine had a fluro yellow one on his dyna-tech. Was almost regarded as real suspension back then!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:11 pm 
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My dad had a one in his Nishiki Bushwhacker BITD, got it from my friend who got it in his '91 Cannondale SE1000.
What a piece of s**t that was. The biggest failure the design had was the fact that there was only one pivot point making also the bars dive forwards too. Softride is a much better design in that sense.

UNCOOL


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