My old boss Ray Keener, a name you may know in the bike traid, broke a Pivo stem right at the top of the lock nut. The stem bolt held it together. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com
> OK guys.... fact or fiction. We've all heard about death forks (the
> Viscount) and the death stem (AVA) but seriously, my PX-10e has a Pivo stem
> we all agree was a replacement and I just gotta.. gotta have the original on
> it. There's a swell NOS one on eBay. Gorgeous. So am I really risking life
> and limb riding with this? I ride "on the drops" and pretty hard so this is
> not for show but to ride. Hard and often. How many have actually heard of or
> had failures from AVA stems? Or are these tales swapped as you're cleaning
> freewheels or nailing on cleats? I just can't imagine cycle paths in the
> littered with fractured stems and fractured riders. Or did guys put those
> Pivo stems on before the took off the little plastic "Record du Monde"
> Peugeot pennants on the brake cable?
> Peter Kohler
> Washington DC USA