Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Klein Update!

Started the fitting of the A-Tac stem and Taperlite bar. There's new Avid Ultimate levers on here now too. All nice and silver and black. oooooooh!


No booger welds here, just a stack of dimes.

Are retro boxes as valuable as retro parts? I'm not keeping this stuff, but give me a shout if you want to buy my garbage.

We'll step back and take a look...

...and yup yup. That's retro! This 150mm 10 degree stem may look dorky by today's standards, but 150s were common stems in the good old days. 135 stems were considered short then and anyone worth his neon brake cable housings and purple Grafton brake levers would have been riding a 150mm zero degree stem. Like the old guard says..."If it's long enough to be used as a dildo, it's Retro!"


After that dildo joke, I'm going to have to file this post under 'goats'...just because!

5 comments:

Neill said...

That puts me in with the dildo's..

Dildo's, Goats, Goatsurfer...

LOL!

Steve said...

Hey, your mother reads this blog! :)

Dan O said...

Bike looks great. Yeah, being old school - the long stems look normal to me.

My '86 Fat Chance sports a 150mm stem. The '91 Yo Eddy a 135mm.

Even my '07 eBay mix-match-o-parts Cannondale is running 120mm.

Old habits die hard.....

Utahdog! said...

Mom taught me all the four letter words I know! I would think that with your shoes, you'd remember that!

Dan, I'm the same way...I don't have a stem shorter than 120mm, and its on a bike made for a 90!

Steve said...

LOL! OK, you got me there!