Listing Update...I only have two of these stems (in this model/finish/size) left in stock.
This offering is for a new-old-stock Cinelli Groove road stem in a size 110 mm. The finish on the stem body is primarily black with a polished silver detachable clamp. Contrasting this two-tone color scheme is silver labeling on the stem body that shows very well. Please also note these stems are becoming an increasingly difficult find (especially in the smaller sizes) and while we only have a handful (or less) in any one particular finish/size, we were still able to acquire a decent selection (but as I alluded to above, the availability in any one particular finish/size is fairly limited...so the selection may narrow a little sooner then we would like).
These Italian made stems are very good quality and are forged from heat treated aluminum alloy...AL 6061 T6 to be more specific. The shape of these stems is also fairly unique with the most notable feature being the grooved section that runs the length of the stem body (for improved rigidity). The result is a fairly strong/stiff threadless stems, while still maintaining a reasonable strength to weight ratio (the latter due primarily to the hollowed out center section that also stretches the length of the stem body). If there is a drawback, it's a cosmetic problem with the face plate. The polishing work is nice, but the Cinelli sticker across the front of the face plate is beginning to peel off on many of these stems. I'm guessing it's a fixable problem with some glue and effort, but we still wanted to make this known, as the labeling on the face plate is a nice touch in that it's one of the padded stickers like on the old Cinelli XA stems...so something we believe each customer will want to keep secured on the face plate.
This stem will mount on a threadless steerer tube and achieve an 80 degree stem angle (or said another way...a -10 degree rise). The diameter of the steerer clamp is the relatively common 28.6 mm, which will fit any 1 1/8" threadless steerer tube, and the handlebar clamp size is 26.0 mm (also a relatively common size that should be compatible with a number of road handlebars). We should also mention these stems include stainless steel hardware and the handlebar clamp retains all the conveniences of a completely detachable face plate for easy handlebar swaps. Please also note the stem weight in this 110 mm size is 220 grams (with a steerer dust cover).
As for condition, this stem is still packaged in it's original retail box, so it's in nice overall cosmetic condition with only minimal shopwear from years of storage. There is still the cosmetic problem concerning the face plate sticker noted above, but otherwise the stem is a first quality offering. Please also note this offering does include a Cinelli branded (matching) steerer dust cover...just as pictured.
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