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check out the bike my friend let me borrow!(16 posts)

check out the bike my friend let me borrow!the bull
Mar 22, 2003 4:16 PM
Until I get my bike together.He said he was tring to sell it if anyone out there is interested!It is a older steel specalized it rides awsome for a bike that is 10 years old!
It only has like 1000 miles on it.All Dura-ace with cxp 30's!
size 59cm-yes yes its in the classified section.just a little bost to get some people out there to see it.
look you can still see the casting marks on hoods!the bull
Mar 22, 2003 4:18 PM
Boycott this bike!!!hycobob
Mar 22, 2003 6:38 PM
Yeah I know its not French, but it has a French word Allez painted on it's TT. Have a frame painter cover it and paint GO! in its place.
what size frame is that?Akirasho
Mar 23, 2003 4:53 AM
... looks like it belongs to a tall rider...

Makes me wanna go down in the basement and polish all my quill stems.

Be the bike.
center to top 59cm-nmthe bull
Mar 23, 2003 10:07 AM
re: check out the bike my friend let me borrow!AFrizzledFry
Mar 22, 2003 4:23 PM
what kind of stem is that and why don't they use it anymore? sorry for my ignorance, but i've only been into cycling for a year, so i've never owed an older road bike.

its cool! I am starting to feel old!the bull
Mar 22, 2003 4:30 PM
It is a treaded fork it needs a "stem" I guess.
I call the new ones treadless stems!
It is a QUILL stem
you're not old- i'm new(ish)!AFrizzledFry
Mar 22, 2003 6:54 PM
so, that type of stem is called a "quill" stem- or is that the brand name?

thanks for the responses guys!
yes quill is the type - the brand is a 3ttt.nmthe bull
Mar 22, 2003 7:13 PM
yes quill is the type - the brand is a 3ttt.nmwackycyd
Mar 23, 2003 10:11 AM
Hi Bull,

Hope u is KK?

Stem looks very much like a Record 84 2 me.

pretty surethe bull
Mar 23, 2003 10:31 AM
pretty surewackycyd
Mar 24, 2003 6:08 AM
Looks very much like an 84, if it has a clamp bolt and small a/k grub screw underneath then I'd say it was.


Ps, Like the fish!!
re: check out the bike my friend let me borrow!Bruno S
Mar 22, 2003 4:55 PM
we don't use them any more because, as you can see, it doesn't follow the shortest distance from the fork to the handelbars.
The real reason they don't make stems like that is...Dave Hickey
Mar 22, 2003 5:32 PM
I's cheaper for manufactures to make a just one fork that has to be cut to length instead of having to thread a fork for every frame size.
The real reason they don't make stems like that is...harry hall
Mar 23, 2003 9:33 AM
Agreed, and it can be a better system for fitting rider to bike. That's why all these fraudulent new "comfort road bikes" have flat bars--because of the perception, not the reality, that drop bars in and of themselves are less comfortable. As for the French bashing, gee, will I ride the Gitane or the Lejeune today?
I think the kids today would say SWEEEET (nm)TREKY
Mar 22, 2003 7:33 PM