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small coup for me.(6 posts)

small coup for me.rufus
Oct 21, 2003 10:21 AM
I just ordered a pair of cinelli xa silver quill stems, and two old selle italia turbo saddles, both new old stock and hard to find these days. it's a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but i am psyched. i don't care for the look of threadless stems on road bikes, and not to mention, it's hard to find bars or stems in anything other than black these days, and i prefer silver. both deda's and itm's quill stems are ugly in my book, so i'd been hoping to score an old cinelli or 3ttt on ebay, but now i've got a couple of brand new ones. and i just love selle italia turbo saddles. a bit heavy, but very comfy. anyone else interested, check out deesidecycles.com, in the uk.

both will go on the new mondonico frame that's being built for me, or perhaps i'll use my old 3ttt record 84 stem and put the cinelli on my old bike instead.
You da man...Dave Hickey
Oct 21, 2003 12:45 PM
I also like Cinelli XA stems. I just bought a NOS Black XA. IMHO, XA stems and Giro bars are the best.
26.4 or 26.0 ?MR_GRUMPY
Oct 22, 2003 8:08 AM
26.4 bars are getting hard to find.
after making the order, that struck me.rufus
Oct 22, 2003 8:52 AM
so i emailed them, telling them if they were 26.4, i would have to cancel. they emailed me back today saying they were 26.0, and they'd order them for me. now that surprised me, they have to order them? i figured they were just stuff they still had laying around. these aren't still being made, are they?

now, if only i could find some classic round bend, silver 3ttt bars, i'd be all set. all anyone seems to have are anatomic bend, or gun-metal gray bars. i know i can get the deda 215 in a round bend in silver, but it looks like a matte silver instead of polished. still, that's probably what i'll end up with if i can't find older 3ttt or cinellis.
Which stem lengths do they have. Thanks. nmunchained
Oct 22, 2003 3:22 PM
i think pretty much all.....rufus
Oct 22, 2003 3:41 PM
from 9 or 10cm up to 13cm.

like i said though, he said they were putting in an order for me and should have them shortly, so i don't relly know where they're getting them from, unless their distributor has a ton of NOS.