Peter Kohler wrote:
> I have obviously offended the Cycling God (who we all know is Italian) or
> maybe my Cinelli SC is sick of me on our first anniversary together, but
> today near the end of an otherwise perfect 45-mile run, my Cinelli 1A stem
> BROKE. Yep, Cinelli makes a Death Stem. A rather unpleasant sounding
> "CRAAAACK" as I was crossing a street via a wheelchair ramp on a cycle path.
> Cracked at the bottom rear clamp, sheered straight across. Fortunately this
> happened at slow speed.
In 30 years I have never seen a Cinelli 1A stem break. What bars were you using?
> So... I find myself looking for a
> Cinelli 1A 90-95 mm old logo stem, the kind that takes the older black allen
> bolt in the front of the stem (I am not sure if the actual stem is different
> or just the bolt) in NOS or very good condition.
Also in 30 years I've never seen an old logo Cinelli 1A with a black allen bolt in the front. They've always been chrome.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA