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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:55 am 
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Elev12k wrote:
Interesting read, all 3 coverings. Thanks for sharing :)

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great post!


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 Post subject: ringle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:57 pm 
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very nice thread!
Gee, those early stems, to bad they did not make it to the public.


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 Post subject: Re: ringle
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:56 am 
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obi-wan-mtb wrote:
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very nice thread!
Gee, those early stems, to bad they did not make it to the public.

The trail stem made it out there! It was just hard to come by. A tiny column inch in 1989/1990 MBA back page adverts. And CycleLand in Bromley brought a few in (now Bromley bike). But hard to come by. Speaking to Geoff, if he 'did it again', he'd use a distributor. They pretty much self distributed, certainly in the US. Using ony evolution imports in the UK to propogate the parts in the UK, and also a distributor in germany. The German affair didn't work out so good but I won't go into details as I don't want to be accused of Slander, but things went a little sour.
If you ask me nicely, I may have stem for you marcel :-)


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 Post subject: As the man says...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:38 pm 
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Here's an ad from the inside back page of an 89 MBA...

Mr K


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Great work Mr. K! :wink: 8)


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Ditto on the stems that didn't make it, they look awesome and now that there are V's (for how long, damn you discs!), it is a shame they didn't start making them.

Ian


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I would kill for one of these in 120mm for my XCR-EC, litreally KILL! :twisted:
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I had a crack at one on eBay, must be a couple of years back now but it went for big coin... :cry:


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 Post subject: ...hmmmm
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:06 pm 
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did x-lite do a similar looking stem for XC before the fly stem...i'm probably just getting scrambled flashbacks!


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 Post subject: Re: ...hmmmm
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Stephen of Cardiff wrote:
did x-lite do a similar looking stem for XC before the fly stem...i'm probably just getting scrambled flashbacks!

Yup, similar, obviously inspired, and maybe 4 years later. Gues it was deleted as it was just too damn expensive to make..


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 Post subject: phew!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:02 pm 
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well i'm just happy that my mind is working correctly in the memoery department! when i saw these ringle ones i thought " i'm sure x-lite did ones like that" thanks for the info...


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