brass stem cap with ti bolt
made a stone's throw across the river from Hadlyme over in Chester CT by our friend Brian Tucker at Yellow Bird. figure if you are gonna be looking down at something your whole ride, it better look nice. these will also "brass" with age and patinate green in those little crevices.
brian's description ::
THE NIGHTCAP IS AN ELEGANT TOP CAP FOR 1-1/8 INCH THREADLESS HEADSETS. THE NIGHT CAP IS 100% DESIGNED, PRODUCED AND FINISHED RIGHT HERE IN CHESTER, CONNECTICUT (USA) OUT OF BRASS AND HELD SNUG WITH AN AMERICAN MADE TITANIUM BOLT. THE DESIGN OF THE CAP UTILIZES A THIN PROFILE WITH A GENTLE DOMED SHAPE TO HELP CATCH THE LIGHT AND TO KEEP THE WEIGHT DOWN (FOR THOSE OF US WHO CARE ABOUT THE WEIGHT OF A TOP CAP). EACH CAP IS HAND FINISHED, SO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SMALL VARIATIONS IN COLOR AND SHINE. MUCH LIKE OURSELVES, THE BRASS WILL AGE WITH TIME AND EXPOSURE TO THE ENVIRONMENTS OUR BICYCLES TAKES US THROUGH. AS TIME GOES ON, EACH ONE BECOMES MORE UNIQUE.