Re: [CR]Found on Craigs Toronto - Philippe Stem

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Found on Craigs Toronto - Philippe Stem
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:48:35 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Aug 22, 2007, at 1:35 PM, Stronglight49@aol.com wrote:
> I have a couple similar looking Philippe stems, but I am puzzled
> by the
> clamp bolt on this one.
> I can see bolt threads in the open slot, but there is no recessed
> style nut
> and no simple hex nut showing on the back side, and the photos do
> not show
> any views of the front of the stem. I wonder if the seller may
> have just tapped
> (threaded) the stem for a non-original replacement for a missing
> binder bolt
> and the current piece now just screws directly into the alloy stem
> itself to
> tighten the clamp? Usually stems made for "invisible" recessed
> bolts (such
> as a Cinelli 1-R) are not bored completely through the alloy
> leaving an
> exposed opening at the opposite side. Maybe this is not a bad
> idea or remedy at
> all (In fact I may even try this myself some time) but, it just
> looks "wrong"
> to me.
>
> Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, NM, USA
>
>
> brian wrote:
> Found on Craigs Toronto
>
> Philippe Stem at 45.00
> from the photos supplied it looks like a beauty
>
> http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/403078326.html

This is an ATAX (France) stem badged as "Philippe." Lots of Peugeots in the late 70s and early 80s had the same stem with "Peugeot" badge (sticker actually) like the "Philippe" badge in the photo. They use an allen bolt for the handlebar clamp; bolt threads into back of stem as shown in photos. My team Peugeots from that period all came with that stem (they also had a cheesy "ATAX" sticker on the top).

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)