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Old 10-21-2019, 10:55 PM
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wow! and holy toledo i did not know tomii made custom stems.

a true master craftsman.

duly noted.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:07 PM
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Looks perfect
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:11 AM
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Very nice! What a perfect finishing touch!
Definitely. Honestly part of the reason for going this route was the 1" steerer tube. I just found it difficult to get happy with a shim an a modern stem to use 31.8 bars. Custom seemed like the best route.

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That is really classy. Tomii is Austin-based, right?
Yes. Also, Nao Tomii was great to work with. I would totally buy from him again when another n+1 rolls around.

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wow! and holy toledo i did not know tomii made custom stems.

a true master craftsman.

duly noted.

I wasn't sure if he did or not, or just with his own frames, so I asked. He was great and also the turn around time was very reasonable for custom.

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That stem is an upgrade on a bike I didn’t think was upgradeable
Thank you! The Kirk seemed worthy of going the extra step for a custom stem to get this right once I settled in on my fit.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:47 AM
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Meant to ask earlier....Did you chose the 1" steerer or was there no 1.125" option for this frame? Just curious.

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Old 10-22-2019, 11:18 AM
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Meant to ask earlier....Did you chose the 1" steerer or was there no 1.125" option for this frame? Just curious.
I honestly wanted a very classic headtube with this bike, so I was okay with the 1” steerer. Maybe that’s a good question for the Kirk thread in the Builder’s forum in terms of the design considerations or restrictions.

I have a larger diameter headtube on my Breadwinner B-Road and Cielo (44 mm with an inset 7 and inset 8 headsets). Functionally the larger 44mm headtube and corresponding larger headsets work very well with a 1 1/8” steerer. That said, to me it seems a bit awkward aesthetically with smaller diameter tubing that makes up the rest of the frame.
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:15 PM
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The craftsmanship of that stem is impeccable. Every radius and line flows perfectly, and the execution is flawless.

Everything I've seen from Tomii has left me super impressed.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:57 AM
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The stem is excellent - cherry on top.

Especially because it's 1" x 31.8 so you get the accommodation for the steel fork ride and the modern bar of your choice (instead of defaulting to a nitto noodle)
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:42 PM
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Custom steel bikes need custom stems. It really ties the room together.

We need to turn that phil top cap down and get it re anodized (or get a 1" top cap). That top shelf won't do on such a beautiful build.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:01 AM
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The stem is excellent - cherry on top.

Especially because it's 1" x 31.8 so you get the accommodation for the steel fork ride and the modern bar of your choice (instead of defaulting to a nitto noodle)
That was exactly my quandary and why I went custom to get it.

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Custom steel bikes need custom stems. It really ties the room together.

We need to turn that phil top cap down and get it re anodized (or get a 1" top cap). That top shelf won't do on such a beautiful build.
Agreed. So close. Unfortunately, that already is the 1" top cap from Phil.

If I knew the 1" King threadless top cap would work seamlessly, I would actually consider changing headsets Anyone want to measure the diameter of a top cap from a 1" King Headset?
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:12 AM
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I measure 1.120 on my Anderson.

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That was exactly my quandary and why I went custom to get it.


Agreed. So close. Unfortunately, that already is the 1" top cap from Phil.

If I knew the 1" King threadless top cap would work seamlessly, I would actually consider changing headsets Anyone want to measure the diameter of a top cap from a 1" King Headset?
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:16 AM
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Anyone want to measure the diameter of a top cap from a 1" King Headset?
I just measured a King top cap and I got 1.119".

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:31 AM
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I understand wanting a smooth transition, but I could like the Phil top cap. Or I kind of like the serif effect it gives/continues, if that makes sense.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:58 AM
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Which is 0.001" less than what i measured. I attribute this to the fact that I'm at sea level and you're up at almost 5,000 ft there in Bozeman

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I just measured a King top cap and I got 1.119".

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Old 10-25-2019, 11:31 AM
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That was exactly my quandary and why I went custom to get it.

Agreed. So close. Unfortunately, that already is the 1" top cap from Phil. If I knew the 1" King threadless top cap would work seamlessly, I would actually consider changing headsets Anyone want to measure the diameter of a top cap from a 1" King Headset?
> At first I didnt notice the 31.8 aspect - the custom stem I have is very similar in basic design BUT it is 25.4. Yes, it is a homage to a quill but I would rather have a more modern bar than the noodle.

> I could live with the overage of the cap but please find one of those rubber inserts to hide the expander bolt .. blacking out that expander bolt is the last mile.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:40 PM
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I’m late to the party, but I love how you built your Kirk. Classic in every respect.


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