Weight-weenies will wince and the budget conscious wail at the wonga expected for Nitto's lugged steel stem but for an admittedly small niche it will do just the job.
You probably don't have to try too hard to imagine the problem I had with my lovely old steel road bike. What was once my best racer used for randonnees and reliability trials long before the new-fangled sportive events were overrun with 15lb carbon marvels is now used fitted with fatter 28mm tyres for riding to work, muddy winter miles with mudguards and generally pottering about.
Very rare retro LOOK Titanium quill stem, 130mm, new in box. £25.00 posted.
9 speed Dura-Ace downtube shifters. £20 posted.
Shimano 5600 chainset 52-39 175mm crank arms, £40 posted.
Ultegra 6600 (10 speed) short cage rear mech. £30 posted.
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