Originally Posted by bradedup
The only conclusion I could make was that sahara uses some wack-ass cheap chinese alloy for the stem and its some weird form of corrosion, because it did seem to form more where there were spots on the stem that were obviously corroding and the finish was flaking off.
I think it forms more where there's flaking because it gives it somewhere to "grip on". It's through out my stem and on the threads (inside and outside) where my stem screws together. The possibility of cheap alloy is there, the finish around the threads is completely peeling off.