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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Ok, so I've gotten hold of stocko's lovely orange/white clockwork, and now it's time to personalize it a bit. I'm trying out stems but I have a serious case of indecision going on atm.

The bike came with a lovely stalk stem in black. Good. But yesterday I picked up this random chrome stem from a guy who was about to bin it, and I have to say it looks rather nice, only it's missing the top cap (might have to make one). Also, I suspect the chrome one might be a bit comfier to ride due to the rise.

On one hand the stalk is such a classic and it fits the orange like a glove, but on the other I really like how the chrome stem balances out the RC30's on an otherwise quite black setup. And I can't decide weather the clockwork looks better with a flat stem or with a slight rise.

I'm in mental agony here, please help me out, which one would you choose? :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:55 pm 
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matches the forks. ties in the front end......better!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Easy. You keep the stem. Sell me the bike.
Sorted :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm 
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I prefer the silver one as well, does go better with the forks .


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Has to be the black! The silver does indeed match the forks, but I still prefer the black


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Black for me. But I have the same forks with an alloy one. But on that bike the black just looks better


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:49 pm 
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100% black stem :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:18 pm 
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I think the stem and seatpost should always be the same colour. With those forks as well, definitely chrome.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Whichever feels best to ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Silver everyday of the week :wink:


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