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Should seatpost match stem in color?(7 posts)

Should seatpost match stem in color?Fez
Jan 17, 2003 2:57 PM
Quill stems were commonly silver, so they matched well with silver seatposts.

Now, almost all threadless stems are black, as is the rest of the front end (fork, bars, headset, spacers) so should the seatpost be black as well?

Len's post below had him wishing for a silver threadless stem, but I can't recall a single one.
I Think Socarpe_podium
Jan 17, 2003 3:17 PM
It just looks more "balanced" IMO to have the stem and seatpost match. Everyone obsesses about something on their bike, might as well be color coordination.
re: Should seatpost match stem in color?mollythedog
Jan 17, 2003 3:53 PM
thomson makes a nice threadless silver stem
re: When all else fails go black..jrm
Jan 17, 2003 4:56 PM
it works for me...
I think that the fashion police say yes, however...laffeaux
Jan 17, 2003 10:56 PM
Although the fashion police tell you that the stem and seat post should match in color - either both black or both silver. I generally prefer silver posts, and black stems. I'm not sure why, but I almost always go that way.

Then again, I once owned a light blue bike MTB, with a dark blue seat, with a bright red fork, and black components. It was refered to by several people as a "clown" bike due to the mish-mash of colors. Maybe I'm a bad judge.
re: Should seatpost match stem in color?Walter
Jan 18, 2003 5:15 AM
My red Colnago MasterLite (preXL) has a black (quill) stem with a silver post. I matched stem and bars and didn't think about matching stem and post....until now.

Thanks....I guess.
Yes, and your shoes should match your belt . . . ;.) nmLook381i
Jan 18, 2003 5:36 AM