In the summer of 1990 I started working for a little bicycle company called Salsa Cycles. Back then their big product was cro-moly stems and I was quickly thrown into the chaos of manufacturing thousands of them per year. Over the 10 years I was there we made over 50,000 stock and custom stems. To say I’ve made a few stems in my time is an understatement. At Soulcraft our focus has been frames, with only a handful of stems going to the few people that knew the secret handshake. Now, with the introduction of Paragon Machine Works’ line of stem parts, we’ve decided to jump back into the stem game with both feet. Our focus will be on aircraft grade TIG welded cro-moly custom threadless stems and we’ve created some easy to use tools to help you figure out what size you need. Once you figure out what you want and place your order, we will send you a PDF of the drawing to sign off on so you will know exactly what the stem will look like before we proceed with the build. You can get the basic black powder coat paint job or have it done in a custom RAL powder to match your frame. On top of it all we are committed to a 3 week turnaround on all stems so you can be up and riding as soon as possible.