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Cinelli Threadless Stem Adapter?(3 posts)

Cinelli Threadless Stem Adapter?MeDotOrg
Jun 21, 2001 10:42 AM
I have a Bianchi quill stem going into a Chris King headset and a Bianchi threaded fork. I would like to upgrade to a nicer stem.

I'm thinking about getting a Cinelli A-head adapter to use with a threadless stem. My thinking is that if I sell the Bianchi, I'll put the quill stem back and have a threadless stem for the new bike. Has anyone used the Cinelli adapter? What's your opinion as to stiffness, safety and performance compared to a quill stem?

And finally, what recommendations do you have for a <$70 threadless stem?
re: Cinelli Threadless Stem Adapter?carmy
Jun 21, 2001 5:34 PM
I just purchased a Cinelli adapter. It is pretty light, about 70 grams or so. So far, it seems to be OK. I'm happy with the stiffness. I'm still alive after only 1-2 rides so I can't comment that much on the safety. The only limitation is you can only get about an 1 1/2 inches of rise (?is that the right term). I purchased this with a Ritchey stem (162 gm or so) and have been pretty happy so far.
go for it - they work finewes_london
Jun 21, 2001 7:47 PM
i have a similar item by profile (cheaper) and used it to set up my threaded frame/headset to a threadless cinelli integralter bar/stem combo.

i did take it to my local bike store as it was something i wanted to get right. whilst they had never even heard of them they were quickly converted to the idea as they sell a lot of euro frames with traditional fork steerers.

three weeks on and ive felt nothing untoward with the whole setup. it also helps if i sell the frame or want to upgrade to a newer style frame as its a cheap temporary method and the cost provides an effective solution.

ciao, wes