Re: [CR]NOS adjustable Titan stem


Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 07:22:11 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]NOS adjustable Titan stem
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <059601c09004$e41abb80$461bfea9@pavilion>


on 2/6/01 1:19 AM, John D wrote:
> This looks kinda cool. Are they rare? John Dunn in Napa Valley
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1111132315#DESC
>

Any type of adjustable stem is rare, I've only seen two of the 3ttt stems on ebay in the last 3 years (just picked up a Look Ergo stem @ Westminister). This Titan is a track stem (steel) with a greater angle (80 degrees?) to drop the bars further. I don't remember reading anywhere that Major Taylor invented adjustable stems... though his bike at the Museum in Somerville, NJ has one.

Roy "too old for track" Drinkwater Lititz, PA

p.s. My wife Janet's great uncle was Tom Cooper who raced against Major Taylor!