Elegant/classy BMX stems?

Discussion in '26" BMX CRUISERS' started by mornview, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. mornview

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    Strange thread, I know. Out of all the sub-forums on here I'm guessing this is the most appropriate place to ask.

    There's a world of BMX stems out there so I'm helping someone can help me sort through them. I'm looking for a threaded/quill type BMX stem. My wife's main commuter is an old Schwinn Co-ed set-up very much like a Dutch cruiser bike - very elegant, lots of leather, cream tires, etc.

    For a variety of reasons we're looking to switch to a BMX bars/stem combo this season. I already have some bars in mind. But most BMX stems are purposefully pretty brute looking. I know elegance/classiness is all subjective, so feel free to throw out any recommendations you have :). Thanks!
     
  2. pedal4416

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    I’m an old logo DK stem fan myself. They’re going up in price lately...
     
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  3. RustyGold

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    Well...I don't know about elegant, but definitely less agressive. I can imagine one stripped and polished would look pretty good... Schwinn YO!

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    ...a couple SR stems, the 423/424 (came on Mongeese, among others)...

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    ...another SR...don't know the model number, more of a mountain bike stem, I think...

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    Jason
     
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  4. RustyGold

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    There are a few cool looking double clamp mountain bike stems, but...then you would need to find some double clamp, or at least unknurled, bars.
     
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  5. Chuy

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    I know you said BMX, but this one is a older mountain bike (slingshot) stem. Nice double clamp stem and round edges, funny I didn't like it at first cause I didn't think it was masculine enough for the bike. Still don't think it is, but it grew on me and I like it now.

    It's an SR MTS 101 stem, 21.1 Quill
     

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  6. mornview

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies so far; I already feel like I have a few ideas.

    But I really like this one ... any idea what the handlebars are? They look pretty darn similar to what I was planning to go with (Nitto B708). If I could ttact down that stem/bars combo I think that'd be it.
     
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  7. Chuy

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    Bars I got off of eBay, 1971 Yamaha Enduro Motorcycle bars, around $25 shipped.
    You can basically run any old vintage moto bars w/this stem as long it has a 7/8's clamping area.
     
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  8. AndyA

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    Dear Sir Mornview:
    You didn't say why you like BMX handlebars, but there are 1" bars that have similar looks. And there is a wide range of styles available for 1" stems that aren't brutish. Examples of 1" handlebars pictured below are a Wall 19.5 X 6.5 X 1, a Sunlite 27.5 X 9 X 1, and a "pseudo BMX" type bar common on kids bikes.
    Have fun, Andy
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  9. macncheese

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    The VO klunker bars are 25.4 so you could use a road stem with a removable faceplate. Maybe the 3T Mutant?
     

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