This item for sale is a new-old-stock 3T Record 84 quill stem. The brownish gray anodized finish is clean and simple and the two-bolt stem clamp design is a great feature. As most probably already know, the larger of the two bolts is used to "cinch" down on the handlebars, whereas the smaller allen is used as an expander to help make handlebar replacement and installation an easier task (and with less cosmetic damage done to the handlebars). We should also mention these stems are forged from an aluminum alloy (AL 6082) and were positioned as one of 3T's "Racing Team Services" quill stems (so manufactured to withstand the stresses and demands of competitive cycling/racing). Some of it's more prominent design features and specs include the following...
Body length: 125 mm (measured from a profile view of the stem body as a straight line that extends from the center of the quill to the center of the bar clamp)
Body angle: 72 degrees (or said another way...a negative 18 degree rise)
Quill length: 75 mm (the distance between the limit line and the top of the quill...inclusive of the dust cover, if applicable)
Clamp: 25.8 to 26.0 mm (fairly common sizing for many vintage drop handlebars)
Quill diameter: 22.2 mm (common size compatible with most 1" threaded forks)
Weight: 300 grams (per our digital postal scale and inclusive of all mounting hardware)
We also want to point out the 3T Record 84 model is one of only a few Racing Team Services' models (with forged aluminum alloy construction) that has a one-piece clamp design and partially hidden clamp bolts (meaning the clamp bolts are nicely tucked away on the underside of the stem body). We mention this because some of our colleagues believe there may be inherent weakness in stem clamps when the design includes a detachable face plate or is hinged in some manner. The thought here is that anything other than a solid/continuous (one-piece) design using forged alloy materials is going to result in potential weakness at the pivot (hinged) points or anchor points (in the case of detachable face plates). We do not have any hard data to substantiate these claims, but we thought the discussion points were still worth noting. Having said all of this, we do believe (and think most would agree) that solid (one-piece) clamp designs are at least equal in strength and durability to the other designs available on the market. The drawback, of course, is the inconvenience of handlebar installation relative to some of these other designs...although with the smaller expander clamp bolt noted above, this Record 84 model compensates somewhat for this inconvenience (in that cosmetic scratches to handlebars are less likely to occur during installation).
All of our 3T offerings are in new and unused condition (unless otherwise noted) and this particular stem is new and in it's original retail box. Although, we should mention that some of the boxes have seen better days, but the stems we have inspected thus far look good (and we will inspect each one before it goes out to ensure first quality).
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