Re: [CR]Cinelli stem--alloy vs. chrome


Example: Framebuilders



Magnets are wonderful things. AFAIK, "alloy" which within the bike world seems for some reason synonymous with Al alloy, cannot be properly chrome plated. At least I can't think of an example where it has been. The chrome one- heavier one- is chrome plated steel.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA

On 1/4/06, Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> I have two Cinelli stems...one alloy (early 80s) and
> one that looks like chromed steel (early 70s). Are the
> chromed ones considered higher or lower grade stems
> than the alloy ones? Or are they both alloy and one
> has chrome applied to the alloy surface?
>
> Don Wilson
> Los Olivos, CA
>
> D.C. Wilson dcwilson3@yahoo.com
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