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Old 08-20-20, 09:33 AM
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Slingshot Stems

Hey all just got my hands on a freebee slingshot stem with some townie hanldebars. Am waiting for the perfect bike to put them on (think chome Ross,mongoose or Diamond back,GT) Anyhow you folks are the best inspiration and I’d love to see pics of your ride with similar setup.
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Old 08-20-20, 03:09 PM
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I've got one of those stems- My secret plan involved sanding the clamps enough to fit a set of drop bars in there.

It never got past dry fitting the bars... Hanging up in the garage.
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Old 08-20-20, 04:22 PM
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I have one too but have yet to decide which bike it should go on. And I've been debating for a few years now.
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Are those .833 or 22.2, mixing my units here?
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Would like to see more of the bike🤩
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Originally Posted by victorm View Post
Hey all just got my hands on a freebee slingshot stem with some townie hanldebars. Am waiting for the perfect bike to put them on (think chome Ross,mongoose or Diamond back,GT) Anyhow you folks are the best inspiration and I’d love to see pics of your ride with similar setup.
If you like you can send it to me and I’ll show you how cool it looks on a GT or DBack....
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Old 08-20-20, 05:41 PM
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That Lotus looks super! What’s the best way for me to clean these up?
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That Lotus looks super! What’s the best way for me to clean these up?
Thanks!
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Old 08-25-20, 07:30 PM
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Lifted this from the net. Kind of look I’m hoping for my next bike.
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I've had this one since it was new in 1986.


SR stem on 1986 Schwinn Sierra

1986 Schwinn Sierra
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Old 08-26-20, 12:23 AM
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I think I found a frame to go with your stem:




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Old 08-26-20, 11:28 AM
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Love it slingshot on a slingshot
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Man, I should get one of these for my Colin Laing tandem! I could use my seat tube reamer to make the holes big enough to take road bars. It would be epic early '80s funk.


How to put a decaleur on it, though...
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Old 08-26-20, 05:26 PM
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I would love to find a sling shot or bulll moose one day - did find this on a 80s Miyata Trail Runner. more of a bludgeon

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Originally Posted by victorm View Post
Hey all just got my hands on a freebee slingshot stem with some townie hanldebars. Am waiting for the perfect bike to put them on (think chome Ross,mongoose or Diamond back,GT) Anyhow you folks are the best inspiration and I’d love to see pics of your ride with similar setup.
I have half a dozen or more in my vintage MTB stash. I can’t find enough frames to put them on. Yet I keep buying more.
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Old 08-26-20, 05:31 PM
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I would love to find a sling shot or bulll moose one day - did find this on a 80s Miyata Trail Runner. more of a bludgeon

They are all over eBay.
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