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threadless stem or not(4 posts)

threadless stem or notacinsj
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 notStarliner
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 notSnake 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 notAlan 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.