Re: [CR]AVA Road Stem - Looks Lugged, but Isn't

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:17:59 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]AVA Road Stem - Looks Lugged, but Isn't
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Forbes Bagatelle-Black wrote:
> Greetings!
> I just bought a handlebar/stem/brake lever/shift lever
> assembly. I bought it primarily for the Suntour
> Barcon shifters, but it came with an interesting AVA
> stem. The stem looks like lugged steel at first
> glance, but upon closer inspection it appears to be
> cast aluminum. It is non-magnetic.
> Here is a picture:
> Does anyone have details about this stem?

Isn't this the "AVA Death Stem?"

John (
Appleton WI USA