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Threaded stems with removable face-caps(14 posts)

Threaded stems with removable face-capsbianchi boy
Aug 9, 2001 7:29 AM
Has anyone here had experience with threaded stems with removable face-caps? I would like to get one for my bike for the convenience of changing bars, etc., without having to remove the brakes, tape, etc.

The only models I am familiar with are the Salsa SUL, Deda Murex, and TTT Motus. The Salsa and Deda have 26.0 clamps and my Ritchey bars are 25.8, so my bike shop recommends against using that combination. The Motus stem is kind of hard to find, though. I think there is also a threaded version of the Mutant stem with a removable face-cap, but I haven't found a source for that either.

Does anyone know of any other models and sources for this type of stem?
re: Threaded stems with removable face-capsCliff Oates
Aug 9, 2001 7:36 AM
Motus stem, $50 bux: http://www.cbike.com/3ttt_stems_and_bars.htm. Profile and another company make this type of stem and their products are listed in the Quality catalog, but I think they're ugly. Your LBS should have a Quality catalog you can browse and make up your own mind.
Thanks, Cliffbianchi boy
Aug 9, 2001 9:46 AM
That's just what I'm looking for. Not a bad price either, so I just ordered one. For my purposes, the only advantage of a threadless stem is the removable facecap -- so this combines the best of both worlds.

I like the Salsa SUL, too, but it's got the wrong clamp size for my bars.
any web retailer...C-40
Aug 9, 2001 7:58 AM
Suggest the ITM Millenium. 25.8mm clamp. Stiff and light. Just about everyone stocks them. excelsports.com, coloradocyclist.com

TTT stems are also 25.8mm. The Zepp looks nice, but haven't tried it.
any web retailer...Cliff Oates
Aug 9, 2001 8:25 AM
He's looking for a quill stem.
Also the Cinelli Frog (nm)John Z
Aug 9, 2001 11:46 AM
re: Threaded stems with removable face-capsbw17
Aug 10, 2001 2:24 AM
Profile Design H2O is a quill stem with a
removeable faceplate.
re: Threaded stems with removable face-capsDrD
Aug 10, 2001 3:26 AM
There is also a threaded TTT Mutant stem which you could use...
re: Threaded stems with removable face-capsJohn Z
Aug 10, 2001 4:28 AM
the Mutant is threadless, the original post was for a threaded (quill) stem.
Bzzzzzt! Wrong! There is a Quill versionDrD
Aug 10, 2001 6:12 PM
Nice try - there is a quill version of the Mutant stem - Supergo has it on sale for $40 on their website, and it is listed as the Mutant Classic on the 3TTT website (www.3ttt.com)

Maybe you should actually do some research before you state something as a fact...
Bzzzzzt! WhateverCliff Oates
Aug 10, 2001 7:33 PM
Actually, I thought the same thing when I read your post since you didn't describe the product accurately, nor did you support your suggestion with links that might have corrected this miscommunication (links must be prefaced with an "http://" or be placed inside html hyperlink tags to actually work, btw). Since bianchi boy had ordered his new motus stem prior to your post, and will presumably be happy as a clam once it arrives, I didn't sweat it.
Pardon?DrD
Aug 11, 2001 9:14 AM
How did "threaded Mutant stem" not describe the part accurately?
Pardon?Cliff Oates
Aug 11, 2001 10:22 AM
Simple. I visted the 3TTT site, pulled up the first Mutant stem in the list, saw it was a threadless stem, and figured you misread the question just as another person had. I never looked for another variant on the mutant name because I had no reason to believe one existed. If you had described the stem by the name 3TTT uses for it, or provided the reference to Supergo on the first post, I would probably have found it.

As posters here, it's up to us to communicate effectively. It's not the reader's job to figure out what we meant.
Icon Graphite stems.Andy M-S
Aug 10, 2001 8:38 AM
These don't have 'name' value, so people dump them all the time, though to my mind, they look much nicer than junk like the H2O.

Look for a used Icon quill stem in the size (and elevation) you want. Some of the models with a single bolt were recalled due to problems, but that has been fixed. If you pick up one of the recalled models, your LBS (Trek dealer) should be able to exchange it for a brand-new model in your choice of sizes--mine did, anyway.

The stems are actually made by Kalloy, and are strong and stiff. And, as I said, look a lot nicer than the H2O stuff.