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 Post subject: CNC Modern Stem Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:50 pm 
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Looking for a silver/pewter ano. 100mm x 0 Deg stem for my Heckler and really wanna get something CNC rather than forged/welded etc. Anyone got any suggestions?

Here's a photo, as you can see, current stem is waaay too short [50mm]..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:09 pm 
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I guess Hope are the obvious choice due to the range of colours, still a damn ugly stem IMO.

I liked the USE race stem I had, but they are only available in black with +/-8° rise :?

TBH the only modern stem I buy these days is Thomson :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
TBH the only modern stem I buy these days is Thomson :roll:


Yeah, I'm generally the same, but fancied a change.. I've had a Thomson of one flavour or another on my bike[s] since 2001.. :roll:

Might have to check out the Hope one, haven't seen it..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:11 pm 
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Funilly enough, I've got one sitting on my desk that came through the post today. Seems as well machined as a Thomson, the clamp area is more industrial looking though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:17 pm 
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I like it.. Just ordered one in Pewter.. :twisted:

Best part is the Zero Degrees bit, hardly any stems offer this?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:52 pm 
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the first gen Race Face Deus is about the best looking modern stem IMO, the machining matches my Cooks post really well too :)



(all a little academic seeing as youve already plumped for something)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:23 pm 
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theboy wrote:
(all a little academic seeing as youve already plumped for something)


Always good to hear an opinion tho :wink:

I'll post the Hope stem up here when it arrives, CRC informed me today it was on its way 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:43 am 
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theboy wrote:
the first gen Race Face Deus is about the best looking modern stem IMO

Got to admit I have a soft spot for these as well, the bar clamp is very well designed with the interlocking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:48 am 
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stevet1 wrote:
..the bar clamp is very well designed with the interlocking.


Like a Monkey Grip? Never really trusted that type over four bolts TBH..

Hope has landed, I'll get a photo and post it here at lunch :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:28 pm 
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Here she is.. Lovely piece of machining, great to see the UK producing something that looks desirable [have never really been a fan of Hope in the past - in fact this is my first piece of Hope kit!]


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