Today the postie brought the latest William Gibson, a good secondhand pair of Bicycle Fixation knickers, and an SR Royal Extra Super Light stem.
Most of SR's output was functional but uninspiring melt-forged crap, but, pre Yen Shock, their top of the line products were something else. Cold-forged, drilled, milled, slotted, and hollowed out, SR's Royal line mimicked the fashionable customised 'Drillium' components , but with the benefits of a factory warranty. They also supplied crankarm forgings to MAVIC and OMAS.
I already have earlier model fluted SR Royal SL stem and a matching seatpost on my Echelon Spectra. The hollow stem is destined for my putative Rory O'Brien frame, with some early Superbe Pro deraillers & hubs, Sugino Super Mighty cranks & seatpost and Dia-Compe brakes.
Catalog picture from Mr Gami's catalog scans page