Discord Chromo Creemee

Color:Smoke Clear Coat (black tinted clear coat)

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Finally finally work has been completed on 50 new Chromo Creemee stems.  We moved production to a small stem builder in Taiwan who has been brazing stems for a quarter century.  We did not want to move production to Taiwan, but our local builder Alex Meade had built a few hundred of these for us, and was frankly getting bored.  So Alex worked directly with this stem builder to get the specs nailed, and the stems are made in the same way with the same tolerances and attention to detail that Alex used.  

The tallest, stiffest, shortest stem out there. Not a good pick up line in a bar, but it makes for a great stem. 125mm stack height to get bars up high. 0mm extension, to get them close on a bike with a long top tube. The Creemee Chromo is stiff! I’ve been using it on our Rivendell Hubuhhubuh tandem, and any stem that feels stiff on a tandem is a substantial stem. Combine it with oversized drop bars, like the Spank Flare, and you have a no flex cockpit, which is great for navigating rocky roads with a loaded bike. Thick tubing, so you can run just 55mm of steerer tube. 4 bolt faceplate. 2 bolt steerer clamp, so no slipping.

The tubing these stems are made of is custom turned and custom reamed. Those are both expensive, but you have to do both things if you want the stem to fit 99% of steerer tubes properly, and be decently light weight. The binder bosses are our design as well, made for, you guessed it, toughness.  

All of our steel stems are cerakoted. The clear coat is a nice gloss. It is more durable than a powder coat clear coat, or a wet paint clear coat, but it eventually will get spider webs of rust under it. Not to worry: these are non-structural, and this tubing is thick.

Things to know about brass brazing:

No matter how good you are at brazing, sand blasting can reveal things called pinholes. These stems are sand blasted before sending them to the coater, and the pinholes filled in. But sometimes the second blasting the coater gives them reveals a new one. It’s not a flaw, it’s just what happens. If you have pin hole in your brass filet brazed stem, don’t worry. It’s not a structural issue. It’s a sign that the stem was handmade, and that, in this age, is something to be stoked on.

Minimum exposed steerer tube is 50mm. Max is 80mm.

Using the diagram above you can calculate what length bolt you need. A is 100mm. B is the height of exposed steerer tube, that means measuring up from any headset spacers you'd like to use. C is the depth to the bottom of the star nut, typically 25mm (this is approximately how deep a Park Tool TNS-1 sets the star nut). (A-B)+C= Minimum Bolt Length needed to sufficiently engage with the star nut. **Note that the bottom 24mm of the bolts are threaded, so there is some wiggle room with bolt sizing.

Go here to nab the right length bolt for your needs! 

Not for bikes with carbon forks and not for use with carbon bars!

Made by master craftsfolk in Taiwan in a factory that has been brazing stems for 25+ years. 

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