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Silver modern bits

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:19 pm
by familyguy
I'm finishing up a single speed/commute/whatever build, and would ideally like to appease my OCD nature by matching the silver hubs, rims, headset and seat post collar with a silver stem, bars and seat post.

What are the options in silver for a 1 1/8" threadless setup? Nitto, Richey Classic, VO and Soma come to mind. I know Pro made a silver bar and stem but they don't seem available any longer.

Are there any others?

Jim

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:18 pm
by Thoglette
Compass Cycles. (bling!)

Have a look around Yellow Jersey (http://yellowjersey.org/) too. Never know what you might find.

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:43 pm
by find_bruce
Find a stem you like, get it de-annodised by someone like artarmon electroplaters & polish.

Don't know if quang would be interested, but he certainly has the skills to get a beautiful polish.

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:20 pm
by familyguy
Considering I am doing a strip and polish to a 5600/5700 groupset, then adding two more components into that job is easy enough. It's an idea that I did kick around, but thought I'd ask the question. There is Kalloy/Uno as well, their finishes seem to have picked up. It's not a high end bike by any means.

Jim

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:31 pm
by 10speedsemiracer
Velo Orange if you're flush with currency
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or a Nitto

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but both are relatively expensive for just a stem.
There's an Origin8 on eBay for reasonable $s :

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/202275015781?rmvSB=true

but is straight, and 110mm.

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:42 pm
by singlespeedscott
Go Nitto. Costs a bit but can be found for reasonable prices with a bit of scrounging. Well worth the money IMO. Nitto is quality, everything is forged aluminium or brazed/welded cr-mo. The stuff will not break and will last a life time.

Re: Silver modern bits

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:56 pm
by 10speedsemiracer
singlespeedscott wrote:Go Nitto. Costs a bit but can be found for reasonable prices with a bit of scrounging. Well worth the money IMO. Nitto is quality, everything is forged aluminium or brazed/welded cr-mo. The stuff will not break and will last a life time.


+1.
Have always been happy with my Nitto stuff although tbh has only ever been quill and threadless stems...oh and one seat post.