|threadless stem or not||acinsj|
Mar 22, 2001 8:55 PM
|Have a stem which I need to change to a longer length. My bike currently has a quill stem. Are there any benefits to changing to a
threadless stem?? Spoke to a reputable bike shop and they told me that
there is nothing gained by switching to a threadless stem. Any comments/suggestions??
|re: threadless stem or not||Starliner|
Mar 22, 2001 9:36 PM
|Listen to your bike shop, even tho they omitted a few steps before coming to their conclusion.
By listening to their advice, you'll save a lot of money. Otherwise, if you were to choose to burn cash on a threadless stem plus the new fork and headset that would go with it, the net result would be a weight loss of several ounces off your bike.
Cheaper to lose a pound or two from your body.
|re: threadless stem or not||Snake Bites|
Mar 23, 2001 5:58 AM
|Biggest gain is NOT spending alot of money,since you would need a new fork and headset in addition to the stem you are planning on buying.If you NEED a fork upgrade,maybe?? Another thought is since the economy and wall street are in such dire straights, maybe everyons should speed freely whether its needed or not to effect a turnaround......|
|re: threadless stem or not||Alan Greenspan|
Mar 24, 2001 9:06 PM
|Hey, that is some of the best advice for this country I have heard lately...and it doesn't make me feel too bad about going way over my planned budget with my new rig. THANKS...
PS - will you talk to my girlfriend.