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 Post subject: stem: tune or extralite?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:23 pm 
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Hello

I'll have to buy a new stem soon. The choice is:
Tune Geiles Teil: 120 mm, 119 € and 164 g.
Extralite The Stem: 120 mm, 119 € and 128 g.

Difference is that the first one is cnc-machined and the second one is welded.
Now, the question is, which one would be the strongest and why? Are the UL stems from extralite (98 g) still strong enough? Because I read somewhere that it happened that they broke! What could be pretty ennoying!

I mainly drive on the road to work, but in the weekend I change tyres and dive into the Ardennes in Belgium. So it has to be strong enough for both.

Thanks in advance.
dewillem


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:42 pm 
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Hello,

Have you considered the Syntace F99 stem?

As you pointed out the Extralite maybe prone to breaking, I think they have a new face plate design which should eliminate the problem?

The Tune is nice but expensive.

The F99 is cheaper, stiffer and looks lovely IMO.

Good luck,

Nik.


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 Post subject: Tune
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:28 am 
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At 164g the Tune is not very light either.

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The Tune is a very strong stem, but the F99 is strong, too, lighter and cheaper. I got it on my "Enduro" Nicolai Helius CC, no problems (70kg rider weight).

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indeed, it is cheaper and looks pretty good too!
Thanks for the reactions so far.

Nikh? In the topic "FRM direct pull 4", you refered to the Vuelta mag v-brakes, which you bought directly from Nino. Could I ask how much you paid them? And if they are good?

thanks


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Dewillem wrote:
indeed, it is cheaper and looks pretty good too!


And its pretty light when its tuned with ti bolts!

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Nikh? In the topic "FRM direct pull 4", you refered to the Vuelta mag v-brakes, which you bought directly from Nino. Could I ask how much you paid them? And if they are good?


I haven't installed them yet but he swears by the performance as good if not better than the Avid Mags he was using previously.

You can reach him at: luckynino AT ggweb DOT ch

Pls let him know I sent you :)


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Dewillem wrote:
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Nikh? In the topic "FRM direct pull 4", you refered to the Vuelta mag v-brakes, which you bought directly from Nino. Could I ask how much you paid them? And if they are good?

When I bought two sets from him last week, he was selling them for 95 euros (front and rear brakes plus the levers). The weight can be brought down to 110g with all aluminium bolts and drilled pad carriers. They are slightly fiddly to set up due to them not having linear springs. the plastic shrouding around the springs can break if you overtighten the bolts like I did (3Nm is enough). The power of the brakes is good when set up correctly (similar to XTR v brakes).


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I have my Extralite UL stem installed on my HT, and it worked like a charm.
(was playing with the idea to go for other brand when it struck me to get extralite UL stem instead)

Just two weeks ago, I used it to for round-island ride and it survived.

Use it wisely and purposefully, and it will survive to serve you better and longer.

Cookie


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Cookie wrote:
I have my Extralite UL stem installed on my HT, and it worked like a charm.
(was playing with the idea to go for other brand when it struck me to get extralite UL stem instead)

Just two weeks ago, I used it to for round-island ride and it survived.

Use it wisely and purposefully, and it will survive to serve you better and longer.

Cookie


hi Cookie, Crashman here. i got one question for you. How do you use it wisely and purposefully? you used it to for round-island ride ?and how does it survived?curious.... care to share with us please. :D

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How do use it wisely and purposefully?
Is that a question for me??

YES, I used it on round-island ride recently and it survived.
YES, i used it for it intended purpose and it survived also.

Question answered!
:roll: :roll:


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Oh dear Cookie, you mean you ride on road only that make you and your stem survived? :D sorry, i really dont get you. :?:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:24 pm 
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Ok thank you all for the information

Just one more question. How do I measure the length of the stem? From one end to the other end or from the center of the steerer to the center of the handlebar? Because I don't want to change the configuration of my bike to much.

Thank you


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:41 pm 
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All bike measurements are center / center

Good luck!

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Frankie - B wrote:
All bike measurements are center / center


No true: some frames c-t, road handlebars mostly o-o


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Joel wrote:
Frankie - B wrote:
All bike measurements are center / center


No true: some frames c-t, road handlebars mostly o-o


:?: explain please c-t / o-o

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