As I was poking around in the many cabinets and display cases at Velo Cult last week, I came across these beautiful steel track stems. At first I thought they were Cinelli or Titan but when I asked Anthony, he said they were made locally by a guy named Thatcher. Now, I can’t find a website or any information on him, but if I wouldn’t have been on a tight budget, I would have picked one up.
Check out a few more photos below.
I really loved the diamond bridge on this one.
He also makes a more traditional shape. If my memory serves me correctly, they were $180. Not bad considering chroming costs about $100 per stem. If you really want to get your hands on one, I’d say your best bet would be to contact Velo Cult. As I said, they’re really gorgeous in person and would class up any track bike.
Expect a full report tomorrow on my trip to Velo Cult!