[CR]was Colnago; now black stems

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 20:06:09 -0800 (PST)
From: "randy dugan" <rsdugan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]was Colnago; now black stems

Dave, I think you said it yourself - you "prefer" the silver parts; other's don't.

Lots of people like their rig to be distinct from the next guy's. That need drives a lot of purchases and modifications.

Cheers, Randy Dugan Van Nuys, CA USA
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello All

Something I've been wondering about, and I notice it on the images of this bike also: Why do many Italian bikes of this era have a black anodized stem ? Was this just 'fashionable' at the time? Myself, I much prefer silver an odized or polished stems and other components. Do not like at all the curre nt fad of flat black parts-yuck.

Dave Joshel
Davis, CA