Porter Cycles LLC

Stems :: Shine-on

Date Feb 2018
Location BROOKLYN, NY
Value $275
Client Various
Category Bike
About: 

All of my custom stems are constructed with 4130 Chromoly steel tubing. 

Stems rank highly on my favorite-component-list.  There is something epic and austere about the way the stem juts out in front of the frame like the prow of a ship, or a hood ornament on a Rolls Royce.  Stems exemplify the strength and courage of a bike, leading the way forward. 

Enough of the poetics, stems are deceptively simple and require the highest level of execution given the work they perform and the torque they live with.  Here is a set of examples of the ones I have produced.  All are designed with the rider's position in mind, and all of them extend the native geometry of the frame they were built for.