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 <> wrote:
> I have two Cinelli 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
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