Here are a couple of quick pics of Ryan's stem before everything goes to paint. I have made a handful of stems in the past but they were all the old style where you had to remove everything off your bars before you could remove your bars, some people actually want that style of stem for a retro build however on this stem we wanted to be able to use some of the more modern components and we needed a removable faceplate. Luckily Paragon Machine Works has it all covered. I have said it before, Paragon makes top-shelf components and they make a builder's job much easier. This stem is all steel except for the aluminum faceplate and I'm guessing this thing will still be around long after I'm gone. Check out that custom engraving. I just couldn't let that big blank canvas go untouched. Hopefully this thing will be all painted in a couple of weeks but none of you are gonna see it until after Ryan has opened the box and has seen it all for himself. Its part of the surprise and when the frame is built especially for you, well, you get to make things happen your way. Stay tuned. Chao.