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superficial style question: stem/post color choice(7 posts)

superficial style question: stem/post color choicecollinsc
Aug 27, 2003 8:18 AM
sure, totally superficial, but i think i look good in bike shorts too. so, here's the deal.

Planning to buy a bike, one of the options has a carbon rear end (no comments on this, please). Stems these days are pretty nearly exclusively black, so there isnt much getting around that. Going for Chorus over Record because I like the feel of metal.

General convention is matching stem/post, and in this situation a carbon post would probably be the easy answer, but something in my head doesnt like matching that with the chorus levers, not to mention any worries of failures (on the Campy parts at least).
So, the question is, Chorus all the way through? or match the front end (black carbon fork as well) to the rear?

Forgive this silly sounding question but this is the stuff that really gets me hung up.

thx
the death of silvergtx
Aug 27, 2003 8:40 AM
I really hate black bike parts, but that's me. I like the Thomson stems (don't know how/if they work with carbon steerers if you're going that route) and if you don't need the setback their posts are cool, too. Otherwise the Chorus ti post? Or are these carbon now, too?. I'm glad Shimano is still doing silver bike parts. Seems like just about bars are black now.
the death of silvercollinsc
Aug 27, 2003 9:53 AM
While I cant say I particularly hate black stuff, I do appreciate shiny things. The threadless movement is nothing if not industrial. Are silver (non-titanium) threadless stems available?

I am leaning toward the Chorus Ti post, and definitely look to aquire my grouppo before Campy compositizes (not that carbon isnt good stuff) the whole thing.
the death of silvergtx
Aug 27, 2003 10:15 AM
here's the Thomson

http://catalog.bicycleblowout.com/site/intro.cfm?PageID=37&SKU=SM3244
carbon is lots of troubleishmael
Aug 27, 2003 11:03 AM
I cracked one campy one, and I've gotten another one so jamed in there that I had to fukking wreastle it out like it was an aligator. Do you put grease in or not, every supposed mechanic has their own opinion. Riding in the rain got it stuck. Cool looking though. And that seems to be important enough.
get the Chorus posttarwheel
Aug 27, 2003 11:54 AM
The Chorus post is $45 less than Record and only 15 grams heavier. Personally, I think the ti post looks better, and I just don't trust carbon seatposts. I've heard too many stories of them breaking and Campy not honoring the warranty.
ditto. the chorus ti post is art. nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2003 12:11 PM