Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fork and stem for Australia


It isn't very often that I get to send my good to Australia but here are two items that are to be sent soon. The fork is a unicrown fork for one of my import frames for the U.K. market. The stem is for an old style 22 m.m. handlebar , maybe a Salsa.
I only build about two to three stems annually. The materials for these are quickly becoming extinct. Fear not, there are new stem kits that are available-not as unique but very serviceable and modern, good for carbon steerers and 31.8 m.m. bars. The customer requested and got clear powdercoat on the pair.....shades of 1994 all over again. I think that I might have a frame in the same finish if I ever get the notion to exhibit at a custom bike show again........

3 comments:

Jon R. said...

That is one good lookin' stem! Did you use rack hourglass eyelets cut in half to make the front plate binders?

Finish looks great. Raw functionality in that piece there!

swiggco world said...

Those binders are at least 20 years old.....they aren't something that I can buy but I guess you could use rack bosses. These are different as they are countersunk for the bolt heads. They also needed to be tapped out....old stuff.

steve garro said...

That is the cat who called me - glad he took my recomendation!
- Garro.