Understated bar / stem / post combo

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powergoose
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by powergoose

Hi all

I'm building up a new bike and am looing for an understated bar / stem / post combo. Ideally as plain/black as can be - its a deep grey F&F and I don't want to spoil it with a load of flash logos. The Enve kit is beautiful, but i'm not sure I can stretch to £250 a pop!

Any ideas gratefully received.

Dom

Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

Any black alloy finishing kit you like, with the decals removed with acetone

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ChiZ01
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by ChiZ01

3T Team Stealth is good value / performance for stem and post

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by robertbb

Zakalwe wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
Any black alloy finishing kit you like, with the decals removed with acetone
+1

powergoose
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by powergoose

Zakalwe wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
Any black alloy finishing kit you like, with the decals removed with acetone
How's that done then??

powergoose
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by powergoose

Zakalwe wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
Any black alloy finishing kit you like, with the decals removed with acetone
....oh, and i'm looking for a carbon post and bar!

Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

You just get some nail polish remover - make sure it contains acetone, as some are marketed for sensitive skin and use a different solvent - and rub the decals off any alloy parts. Decals on carbon are usually applied under clearcoat, so this is an alloy only trick. For Carbon you have to sand the clearcoat off.

As for understated carbon, Ritchey Superlogic parts are pretty low key

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Miller
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by Miller

The acetone thing, I did that on a Kalloy Uno stem. The logo came off easily enough but it left a faint impression that would not shift. Still, the stem looked unbranded at first glance.

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Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

For really stubborn decals I soak a bit of cotton wool and tape it over the spot, then leave it for a while to work it’s chemically magic

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