15 September, 2016

Cigne Stems Available

by Clint

They're long, they're limp, they're in stock! Cigne stems are here for all of your high handlebar needs. We have them in 2 lengths and 3 finishes. 70mm and 90mm. Noir, Chrome, and a really spiffy Brushed Nickel. I'm really excited about the nickel. Looking forward to using this on some more of our future projects.
For those of you who haven't kept up, the Cigne stem gets its name from the French word for swan. The shape is inspired by the old gooseneck stems by Ibis and Cunningham, but with a few accommodations for modern bike needs. 1 1/8" threadless, 31.8mm handlebar clamp with a removable faceplate. It's pretty useful for getting your handlebars up high without using a ton of spacers.

These were air shipped and they really got beat up in shipping. So we have a bunch with little nicks and scratches that we'll put on the specials page at $15 off. The scratches are all small, the sort you'd get on any component after a few months of use.
Okay, so now you have one of these units in your hands. Now what? The Cigne functions as both your stem and top cap. Your star-nut should be approximately 1cm from the top of your steerer tube and you need at least 55mm of tube (metal only, not for use with carbon steerers). Now slide your stem on the steerer, slip in the long bolt with the washer, pretension with the long bolt, and clamp it down at the base. Use grease as needed. Also, if you plan to use a shim for smaller diameter bars be sure to use a two piece shim, like these.

We're currently working on several projects related to the cigne stem. First, a 1" quill stem adapter with 55mm of clamp space. We should have prototypes soon. There may be a 1 1/8" quill stem version.

13 comments:

Etan Heller said...

Glad to hear about the possibility of a 1 1/8 threaded. Need it for my early 90s Trek drop bar conversion!

David said...

My hybrid Troll CX build with Dajia bars thanks you for making this!

Christopher said...

I see that the stem comes in 70mm and 90mm extension length.
Is that how tall the stem is, or how much it reaches forward?

VeloOrange said...

@christopher,

The stem is 145mm tall with either a 70 or 90mm extension forward.

-Igor

Jean-Francois Caron said...

There's to way these will come in 1 1/4" threaded sizes for my 1993 Miyata...

VeloOrange said...

@Jean-Francois Caron,

No plans for 1 1/4" threaded.

Anonymous said...

so nice! wondering how a pair of flat or upright bars would look with this stem.. would love to see a picture if possible :)

Anonymous said...

Curious... Why does it require 55mm of steerer to clamp to? Would a VO quill adapter with 40mm clamping surface not work?

VeloOrange said...

@Anon 8:02pm,

The VO quill adaptor is not an ideal fit. That's why we're developing a taller adaptor!

-Igor

Anonymous said...

Will these be available in EU?

VeloOrange said...

@ Anon 2:50pm- Yes, any of our dealers in Europe can order them or you can order directly from us

-Scott

himespau said...

Awesome. I've been eagerly awaiting these since your teaser this past spring. They look great, but when I raise my stem up that high (which I need to do on my drop bar mtb conversions), I need a fair bit more reach even with my gran cru rando bars. Any plans for something more like 120 or so mm? If not, it looks like I'm sticking with my nitto technomic, which isn't quite ideal from an aesthetic standpoint on that build.

Chris W. said...

Would these work on a 1" threadless steer tube with a shim? (For a Breezer Cloud).