Bike tarts advice please.

supercyril
supercyril Posts: 201
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Ok, after lots of trial and error with stems and bars etc i have found a set up i am happy and comfortable with.
So now i wish to upgrade my stem to match the rest of my bike (Ribble Gran Fondo) but should it match my bars which are 3t ergonova pro (black) or the bike and seat post which are both deda and white.

Thanks

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  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    From a purely tartish perspective, you should either get a Deda stem AND new Deda handlebars to match the seatpost and bike, or get a 3T stem and a new 3T seatpost.
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  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    TommyEss wrote:
    From a purely tartish perspective, you should either get a Deda stem AND new Deda handlebars to match the seatpost and bike, or get a 3T stem and a new 3T seatpost.

    What he said
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  • rogerthecat
    rogerthecat Posts: 669
    TommyEss wrote:
    From a purely tartish perspective, you should either get a Deda stem AND new Deda handlebars to match the seatpost and bike, or get a 3T stem and a new 3T seatpost.

    What he said

    +1
  • brin
    brin Posts: 1,122
    TommyEss wrote:
    From a purely tartish perspective, you should either get a Deda stem AND new Deda handlebars to match the seatpost and bike, or get a 3T stem and a new 3T seatpost.

    .....or get both and swap them on every alternate club run, just to sicken yer mates :)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I got a Deda Zero 100 servizio Corsa stem and was mighty pee'd off the find all the bolts fail at just 4-5nm (despite it saying max 8nm on the side! :0 ) plus it's funny angled at either 4 or 8 deg. Looked brill though. Sent it back and got a Deda zero 1 for less than a third the price.

    Anyhoo, I digress, get a 3T stem and post.
  • bruce225
    bruce225 Posts: 129
    Didn't think Deda seat post's matched the Zero1 stem I bought,so painted my own seat post with the stock Ritchey...

    BOARDMAN003-1.jpg

    O.K The manufacturer doesn't match,but the paint scheme does...
  • c0ugars
    c0ugars Posts: 202
    What Tom said!!!!!
  • racingcondor
    racingcondor Posts: 1,434
    I'd switch the Ergonova for a Deda Zero100, there's far to much 3T stuff out there at the moment! :D

    NapD - Yikes. Not heard of that before. I've been fine for 2 years now running Deda Zero100 on 2 bikes and doing my own wrenching (at 5nm).
  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    But you said you'd had ages of trial and error to get your set up right. You won't notice the difference between equal length and angled stems from any manufacturer, but the sweep of bars and amount of drop can vary significantly.

    Or in other words, you'll notice a change in bars, not a change in stem make.

    Or ditch the lot and go FSA!!
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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    As TommyEss says... 3T stem & post, or full FSA kit...
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  • ct4oc
    ct4oc Posts: 98
    whs^
  • supercyril
    supercyril Posts: 201
    Good advice all round, but im happy with the bars (i did try to find a suitable Deda set but i was unsuccessful) and the seatpost matches the bike well.
    So assuming im only half a tart and had to match my new stem to either which should i go for.

    Having read through the rest of the rules this could be the least of my problems too!
  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Well if you're happy with the bars, get the stem to match and leave the seatpost. Most people won't even notice… but you'll know… you'll know. :-p
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