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    The Postwoman brought this today - an appropriately sized stem for my 'full modern' bike. It's a 135mm stem and is one of only two or three which will fit the 1.25" steerer tube. It looks massive and stiff in real life and reeks of quality, like everything else on this bike. The attention to detail is high, with washers on the bolts and rubber o-rings to fit over the bolts between the two halves of the clamp.

    The rest will follow soon.

     

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    Definitely a nice stem. Who's the manufacturer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayburn Shaun View Post
    Definitely a nice stem. Who's the manufacturer?
    Giant. They are such a big company that I would actually believe that they in fact manufacture the stem. Or a partner company. If you buy a complete Giant many of the components are Giant-labeled. Saddle, stem, bars, wheels, etc.

    It would almost be tempting to just buy a Giant off the showroom floor built up but some of the changes I want (stem length for example) are probably upcharges. Additionally, I buy a lot of used stuff and the frameset here and the wheels are used. This is a new stem, but much of the other stuff is lightly used, hopefully saving me a few bucks. This bike comes with a 110 or 120 normally and I just can't make that work. AFAIK, only PRO and Ritchey make 1.25" stems and availability of the PRO was questionable, at best, and not in the length I wanted. And the Ritchey is likely really good but I just decided to go with a matching stem here. The irony is that the bars won't match. They won't be the ones pictured, but some 3Ts instead.

    I think the stem will be nice.
     

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    Did you weigh it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayburn Shaun View Post
    Did you weigh it?
    Nope. I don't have a gram scale. The only scale I have in my house was bought overseas and the lowest unit of measurement is 1 kilogram.... I don't think this will measure well on that scale. ;-)
     

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    This arrived at my LBS today:
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    I hope to get it on the road tomorrow…and also get some pics of the finished build.

    And for those interested in that kind of thing: the frame weighs 690 grams.
    be seeing you.

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    Post(wo)man just left this package at my door.
    I think they weigh the same as Jonathan's new frame!

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    Picking this up tonight

     

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    Ride report ASAP. Let me know if I'll be able to keep up with my local A++ers with those wheels.... ;-)
     

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    Lionel's wheels belong on Jonathan's frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Picking this up tonight

    OK Lionel, I'll be the first to say that you've gone too far this time. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Ride report ASAP. Let me know if I'll be able to keep up with my local A++ers with those wheels.... ;-)
    The ride report will take a long time because:

    - I am planning to leave them in CA and I am leaving tomorrow back to France
    - They have a shimaNO freehub I need to switch
    - They have conti competition on, well, I may ride that for a while before Iswitch them to something better
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noteddy View Post
    Lionel's wheels belong on Jonathan's frame.
    Naaah, they're too heavy. That frame is being paired with a pair of Enve 25 tubulars built with Alchemy hubs and CXRay spokes.

    (Full disclosure: I own a pair of those LW's. They go with my Gaulzetti Corsa Carbonio.)
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    You are right, definitely a heavy set ;-)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb View Post
    Naaah, they're too heavy. That frame is being paired with a pair of Enve 25 tubulars built with Alchemy hubs and CXRay spokes.

    (Full disclosure: I own a pair of those LW's. They go with my Gaulzetti Corsa Carbonio.)
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    Hello, friend!
    be seeing you.

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    thank goodness you got the clincher version! :)

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    Grant's pedals rock, some of the best ever made. G, what cleats do you run with those? I find that the Look Deltas, even the new-fangled ones with the white inserts, get noisy quickly. For this reason I still run Looks and troll the internets for Campagnolos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Grant's pedals rock, some of the best ever made. G, what cleats do you run with those?
    The standard shimanos that came with the pedals.
    I don't ride them much, I have a pair on my Kalavinka and wanted another set
    since i have a 7402 group sitting in the boxes. There was a set for sale on ebay
    for a decent/only semi-outrageous price so i popped for them. What's the deal
    with The Netherlands and old boxed shimano stuff? Their bikeshops are like shimano
    museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantM View Post
    Post(wo)man just left this package at my door.
    I think they weigh the same as Jonathan's new frame!

    -g
    They're steel, right?
    be seeing you.

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