CRAZY COOL NEW AL'S RAPID TRANSIT VAN STEM



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Alan Rutter from Al's Rapid Transit sent me an email last week letting me know about a new product he just released. I took one look at this new stem of his and a huge smile went up on my face. :D It's a threadless BMX style stem CNC machined out of 6061 billet aluminum to look like a Dodge A-100 Panel Van and he's calling it "MYSTERY MACHINED."

The stem has a 53mm reach and fits 1 1/8" forks. You can mount 7/8" handlebars on it. They come in a raw finish so that you can customize them to fit your bike. Alan suggests anodizing, polishing it to a mirror finish or painting it to look like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. They retail for $49.99 plus shipping, and best of all, they're made in the good old U.S.A!

Get yours here!


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Hmmm. I'm a mopar guy and I like Al's stuff but I can't say I'm sold on that one. Price is right for a unique piece though.
I can see how it ain't for everyone but C'MON--- that's a stem, and it's also a thoroughly rad old panel van... I guess there's plenty of "normal" stems, a decent number of skull stems, but this is something totally unique....
 
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Needs a VW samba version with little surfboards haha, agreed on the detail, some windows etched in would look better!
 
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Ah but that's the deal... I can see it with etched details and added surf boards too. It's also definitely heavy duty, and ready for personalization.


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Exactly. By leaving details out, this design allows us to fill in some blanks ourselves, if we're so inclined. It definitely looks like a 60s Dodge, but with the right etching or paint, it could be an Econline or a Type 2 or whatever...
 
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The only problem is....its a dodge!....=;0 it should've been a ...
Chevy....Chevy Corvair Van.!!!

Mine is the Orange one ;}
ofcourse I'll buy one and paint it.... im liken...bigtime
 
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