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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Please do not put the Bontrager barstem on there. That'll make it even less classy. :(

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deano87
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by deano87

Beautiful bike!
do you have issues with shifting on the older style shifters?
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KarlC
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by KarlC

kantcantcamp wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm
regarding the bars, these look amazing, so frustrating that they don't come with longer stems
Some people love them, some not so much ....

dudemanppl wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:27 am
Please do not put the Bontrager barstem on there. That'll make it even less classy. :(
You may be right, I'm not sold on them yet, we will see.

What would you suggest ??

Thx

Denavelo
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by Denavelo

I run a -12 degree stem on my SV. So perfect! Not too many brands make the -12 though. Mainly extralite.

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KarlC
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by KarlC

Looks good, what stem is that ? . Have you considered a black stem ?

I tried a Deda Elementi Zero 100 -8 stem, it does not match the TT angle so I will need a -10 or -12 stem if I want that line to flow.

I may have a way to make stem angle on the Bontrager bar / stem combo adjustable, if it works it will help the look of this XXX integrated bar / stem
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AZR3
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Denavelo wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:57 pm
I run a -12 degree stem on my SV. So perfect! Not too many brands make the -12 though. Mainly extralite.
I switched out my -6 Extralite for a -12 on my Evo and love how it looks and not a huge difference in position....win win!

KarlC
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deano87 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:15 am
Beautiful bike!
do you have issues with shifting on the older style shifters?
Nope no issues at all, newer Campy parts mix very well.
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Denavelo
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by Denavelo

KarlC wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Denavelo wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:57 pm
I run a -12 degree stem on my SV. So perfect! Not too many brands make the -12 though. Mainly extralite.

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Looks good, what stem is that ? . Have you considered a black stem ?

I tried a Deda Elementi Zero 100 -8 stem, it does not match the TT angle so I will need a -10 or -12 stem if I want that line to flow.

I may have a way to make stem angle on the Bontrager bar / stem combo adjustable, if it works it will help the look of this XXX integrated bar / stem

That's an Extralite stem that had the paint removed... My good friend (davidw) loaned it to me to test the 110 -12 degree, and then he gifted it to me. I always have something quirky about my bikes, and a polished Extralite stem happens to be the weirdo. I would like to paint match it to the frame, but the color is a Speedvagen mix only they have.
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dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Looks stunning!! I can't get my head around the seatmast cap bolt not being centered though.

KarlC
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by KarlC

Denavelo wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:07 am
KarlC wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Looks good, what stem is that ? . Have you considered a black stem ?

I tried a Deda Elementi Zero 100 -8 stem, it does not match the TT angle so I will need a -10 or -12 stem if I want that line to flow.

I may have a way to make stem angle on the Bontrager bar / stem combo adjustable, if it works it will help the look of this XXX integrated bar / stem

That's an Extralite stem that had the paint removed... My good friend (davidw) loaned it to me to test the 110 -12 degree, and then he gifted it to me. I always have something quirky about my bikes, and a polished Extralite stem happens to be the weirdo. I would like to paint match it to the frame, but the color is a Speedvagen mix only they have.

-12 degree looks right..... and here I was thinking the something quirky was your headset color...... its ez enuf to get your stem paint matched to your frame if you like.

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by em3

.... -10 degrees might be the aesthetic sweet spot you are seeking. Jump on the Speedvagen flickr page and you will see that most of their recent builds of the last few years are using the PRO PLT -10 degree stem.
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Kumppa
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by Kumppa

Beautiful. I would just change stem and keep original fork.

KarlC
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dereksmalls wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:36 am
Looks stunning!! I can't get my head around the seatmast cap bolt not being centered though.
Yea that threw me at 1st also, now its just an interesting item that's a bit different

KarlC
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by KarlC

em3 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:22 pm
.... -10 degrees might be the aesthetic sweet spot you are seeking. Jump on the Speedvagen flickr page and you will see that most of their recent builds of the last few years are using the PRO PLT -10 degree stem.
Will do Thx

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KarlC
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A few small changes .....

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