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    Cinelli Grammo piece

    I have a Cinelli Grammo quill stem that's missing the cover over the quill bolt. The shape is a bit odd (see below).

    Any idea where I might be able to come up with one of these? Or any good idea on some material that I could use to plug the hole that wouldn't look terrible? (I'm thinking about some sort of thick rubber that I could cut to shape to form a plug.)
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    try this guy in the netherlands. 'mario's cycling parts shop' on ebay. if your in melbourne, australia try john kennedy cycle fit, just moved next to the melbourne aquatic centre

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    Cork? What about getting someone to carve one out of an exotic harwood? Maybe even inlay an artificial ruby or maybe a peice of turquiose! I had one of those stems yeas ago, and I spent several hours grinding down and sanding the welds, then polishing the whole thing. It was beautiful when I was done, it shined like chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclust
    What about getting someone to carve one out of an exotic harwood?
    This is what I would do and the OP could do it himself. It would look totally unique.
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    I used to have stem too.
    As mentioned, I would go the hardwood route on that. It wood look classy ...
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    Thanks guys. I e-mailed Mario's. If I can't find a replacement, I like the idea of a wooden plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    I like the idea of a wooden plug.
    Some places specialize in exotic, very showy woods for things like gun, knife and musical instrument makers. They might have a small offcut for you. When sanded and polished the grains are exceptional.
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    My Merlin Extralight has this quill stem. The rubber plug falls out frequently - not while riding - when I accidentally brush up against it. It's only a matter of time before I lose it permanently and go the wood cap route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T.
    Some places specialize in exotic, very showy woods for things like gun, knife and musical instrument makers. They might have a small offcut for you. When sanded and polished the grains are exceptional.
    A riding buddy of mine makes custom furniture. I'm sure that he'd have several nice options to chose from.

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    I have a couple of those stems....both lost the factory plug. I bought some black rubber stoppers at my hardware store, got out my trusty dremel tool with a sanding drum on it and carved plugs to fit. Not quite as nice as the factory, but better than nothing.

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