Earlier on in this thread, I stated that the right stem would bring this titanium project to a glorious finish.
Last week on July, 17th (my birthday
...), I received a private message in which fellow forum member, and fellow DEAN Ti owner, ez054098
reminded me of a dibs that I called -wishfully thinking- in his DEAN build thread.
Subject: 1994 Dean Titanium - FINISHED 3/1/13
Double-E F wrote:
Jeez, I'm jealous of that stem
First dibs if you ever consider selling it
Lovely bike, 1994 appears to be one of the best years for DEAN judging all the wonderful frames being showcased around here
I scored a 150 Dean Ti stem, so if you want the 135 let me know.
Of course, I was still interested, which I replied to him. And what do you know: July 17th also happened to be Michaels (ez054098) birthday
(though he already celebrated a couple more than me
To make a long story short, in the end Michael offered me his titanium DEAN stem for postage only as a birthday gift
Yesterday it arrived, together with a set of DEAN decals
After getting home from work a bit early today, I exchanged the Zooka for that fine Ti example.
Here's an impression of the result
It has been quite a while since I was this happy with a birthday present, thanks to Michael (ez054098),
the official King of Birthday Karma