Help me find a stem

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Wookski
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by Wookski

I am looking for a “svelte” -17 degree 120mm stem for a traditional geo steel frame. The steerer is a modern 1 1/8 and I’ll be using 31.8 bars. I am currently using a Deda Superleggero which is slim and beautiful, but doesn’t come in a -17. The frame has skinny steel tubes so I don’t want anything too chunky. Any thoughts/ ideas would be appreciated as the mainstream options are underwhelming. Also, price is not a consideration and weight should be sub 120g.

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shimmeD
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by shimmeD

Thought you ordered a mcfk.
Not a lot going that is svelte. What about Basso? Or a custom-made steel eg English? I don't know if my current Ritchey WCS fits your criteria. Extralite only to 12°.
Less is more.

Wookski
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by Wookski

shimmeD wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:30 am
Thought you ordered a mcfk.
Not a lot going that is svelte. What about Basso? Or a custom-made steel eg English? I don't know if my current Ritchey WCS fits your criteria. Extralite only to 12°.
Ordered and now rethinking :x

shimmeD
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by shimmeD

Darn those post order blues :!:
Geoff Duke wants to build your 90's classic. You could check him out with a stem first.
Less is more.

morganb
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by morganb

A debadged Kalloy Uno honestly doesn't look bad on a steel frame. They are cheap as hell but light and well made. I have a -17 on my custom Gunnar and it goes well with the tube sizing. I have a slightly sloping TT and may go to a -12 to better match it though.

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NickJHP
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by NickJHP

Nitto UI-22EX? Comes in either black or silver: https://alexscycle.com/products/nitto-u ... 3-silver-1.

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