The Belleri's are very nice. I've never seen a broken Pivo stem (although there were hollow ones marked Pivo that were very similar to the AVA's you speak of). Atax are also good. And Mavic stems when you can find them.
> From: "Steven Willis"
> > If you are big and strong I would not use this or any cast alloy hollow
> > stem. For light riding it is probably fine.
> > Steven Willis
> Problem is I'm big and it's going on a fixed gear bike and maybe I'll get
> strong too. ; )
> I'd like to use as many French parts as possible so I'm looking for a French
> Maybe the Belleri that Harris has?
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, PA