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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:09 pm 
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very nice. I've just picked up one of them too. Mine is missing the bung on the top of the stem which I now need to find.

I do get some great comments though when out riding it :D

Is it a stem like in the pics, or a Zoom stem (bungs were always going missing from those...)?

One of the internet bike shoppeees sells bungs for some stems - think it might be sjs.

See:-

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/black-plastic-stem-top-plug-cap-in-teardrop-shape-itm-style-prod6047/

for the Zoom ones.

And:-

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems-accessories-dept350_pg1/#page=1&order=PRICE%20ASCENDING

where there's one other style.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:20 pm 
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matt@theforce wrote:
very nice. I've just picked up one of them too. Mine is missing the bung on the top of the stem which I now need to find.

I do get some great comments though when out riding it :D


Yeah, even the missus likes mine!

Just had a quick look at my stem cap. Not sure it's the original one, but it's doing the job. As it's black plastic, I guess it will just be a case of using your ingenuity to find something that will work.

Not much progress on the restoration so far, as I was at the mud bath that was the British Grand Prix last weekend. I have put a new seat and some knobblies on her though, and got in a few miles over the last couple of days :D .

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:39 pm 
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As it's black plastic, I guess it will just be a case of using your ingenuity to find something that will work.


............. or even better, do what Neil said!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Neil wrote:
matt@theforce wrote:
very nice. I've just picked up one of them too. Mine is missing the bung on the top of the stem which I now need to find.

I do get some great comments though when out riding it :D

Is it a stem like in the pics, or a Zoom stem (bungs were always going missing from those...)?

One of the internet bike shoppeees sells bungs for some stems - think it might be sjs.

See:-

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/black-plastic-stem-top-plug-cap-in-teardrop-shape-itm-style-prod6047/

for the Zoom ones.

And:-

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems-accessories-dept350_pg1/#page=1&order=PRICE%20ASCENDING

where there's one other style.


Its the same as pictured. That end cap looks ideal, thanks for the link. I shall be ordering one tomorrow 8)


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matt@theforce wrote:
Its the same as pictured. That end cap looks ideal, thanks for the link. I shall be ordering one tomorrow 8)


Let us know how you get on, as I think I might grab one myself.

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matt@theforce wrote:
very nice. I've just picked up one of them too


I know they're not retro, but what do you reckon to these black and green pedals to match the frame? Missed out on an auction, but pondering the BIN.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OUTLAND-KUSTO ... 607wt_1163

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:38 pm 
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matt@theforce wrote:
very nice. I've just picked up one of them too


I know they're not retro, but what do you reckon to these black and green pedals to match the frame? Missed out on an auction, but pondering the BIN.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OUTLAND-KUSTO ... 607wt_1163

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The pedals don't do it for me but if you like them then go for it :)

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matt@theforce wrote:
Its the same as pictured. That end cap looks ideal, thanks for the link. I shall be ordering one tomorrow 8)


Let us know how you get on, as I think I might grab one myself.

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Have ordered one, will let you know how I get on when it arrives

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Exeter Man wrote:
matt@theforce wrote:
Its the same as pictured. That end cap looks ideal, thanks for the link. I shall be ordering one tomorrow 8)


Let us know how you get on, as I think I might grab one myself.

Regards


Update,

Its too small and doesn't need to be so tearshaped :( the hunt continues


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matt@theforce wrote:
Its too small and doesn't need to be so tearshaped :( the hunt continues


That's a shame. Will let you know if I manage to improvise something suitable.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:31 am 
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ExeterMan,

I bought a couple of different caps but none of them fitted so decided the best way would be to buy a whole Marin stem off ebay for the bung. After biding my time I eventually got a whole stem for £4 :D

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