Re: [CR] Presto Stem - country of origin?


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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:44:49 +0100
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: haxixe@gmail.com
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Presto Stem - country of origin?


Presto stems are British and feature in the early 50s Brown Bros catalogues - this one is quite unusual in its length and the top spearpoint but the front is distinctively Presto.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

Kurt Sperry wrote:
> Is there any reason other than the seller's say-so that this is in
> fact a Presto stem? I can't see any maker's identification in the
> poor auction photos.
>
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham, Washington
> USA
>
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I recently purchased a very handsome chromed-steel PRESTO handlebar stem, and am
>> curious if anyone can help identify the country of origin.
>>
>> I already did a search of the CR archives plus a Yahoo search, but was unable to
>> find any detailed information.
>>
>> You can view a few photos at the following closed eBay auction address:
>>
>> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>>
>> Appreciate anything that can be provided.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA USA