Tuesday, March 8, 2011

cinelli sesamo

I was surfing eBay looking for a new stem to put on a bike with a 1 inch steer tube and I came across this. It's the Cinelli Sesamo. Originally available in 1998, it was the first stem that separated so that you could install/remove your handlebar without removing the brake lever and bar tape from the bar. This was a huge step forward in design if you were a mechanic and  although it was chunky, heavy and almost immediately improved upon, I'm excited to have one and look forward to putting it on my Bianchi Pista Via Condotti.

1 comment:

  1. Do you still have this stem? If so, how has it held up? I'm thinking of getting one for a retro steel build. Thanks!