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Stella Azzurra anyone?(4 posts)

Stella Azzurra anyone?kushogun
Feb 9, 2003 9:34 PM
I was interested in buying the Stella Azzurra OS ViceVersa Stem OS 31.8mm. Anyone with any feedback on this beautiful piece of Italian engineering? I know it's more of an exotic piece, seen on various pro rides, so feedback may be limited. I was going to mate it to the TTT "More" bar. Any opinions would be appreciated. Keep the rubber side down!!!!
Since you might not get a lot of answers on this....seyboro
Feb 10, 2003 3:50 AM
...I'll give you an opinion on some of their stuff. I cannot comment on the ViceVersa, but I'm running the Razzo stem and Monza seatpost.
Both are tough, light, exceptionally beautiful and might not be the most convincing choice for the frugal rider. If you want finely engineered bicycle art and don't mind a little extra cost, go for it!!
P.S.: For what it's worth: Their customer service is very eager and prompt about emails, phone calls etc. (let's hope, I won't have to REALLY use them...)
P.P.S: Have you seen their Tirreno bar? WOWHOWWOW!! That'd be something!
re: Stella Azzurra anyone?triple shot espresso
Feb 10, 2003 8:38 AM
It's stiff and light. I guess I don't really notice stems much because I'm not a burly sprinter. I haven't had any trouble with it.
I have a ViseVersa and Brianza (31.8) on my new ride...Bonked
Feb 10, 2003 11:03 AM
but haven't been out yet, so I don't have any feedback on the ride. However, I have had to deal with their customer service department which, amazingly enough these days, is unbelievably good. I stripped one of the bolts while installing the handlebars and thought I was f*cked as I would never be able to find a matching bolt. On a whim, I emailed their CS department about where to get one, thinking I wouldn't even get an answer. They emailed me back within 24 hours asking for my address and then FedExed a replacement set of bolts from Italy for free. I know that they are a little more expensive but, IMO, it is worth it to find a company that actually seems to care about the people who purchase their products.