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headset / stem question(4 posts)

headset / stem questionmaximum15
Jul 28, 2002 5:31 PM
Currently have a quill stem but am considering the following conversions. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
(1) Has anyone had experience with the Chris King Threadset to NoThreadset conversion? Good, bad?
(2) Has anyone tried the Cinelli stem adapter to allow use of threadless stems? Good, bad?
(3) Any other recommendations?
re: headset / stem questionAkirasho
Jul 28, 2002 6:06 PM
(1) Has anyone had experience with the Chris King Threadset to NoThreadset conversion? Good, bad?

Yep... it works, though it's pricey and can be hard to get (I got mine directly from CK after they determined that there were no authorized dealers in my area). Make sure you get the proper size (1" or 1 1/8").

(2) Has anyone tried the Cinelli stem adapter to allow use of threadless stems? Good, bad?

Never tried one... you'll pay a premium weight penalty just to use a threadless stem...

(3) Any other recommendations?

What are you trying to accomplish? What's the reason for the conversion (you'd also need a threadless fork)? Ive got a couple of rides with old Syncros 1" quill stems seated in Kestrel threaded forks... and see no reason to change 'em (quill stems are still arguably easier to adjust for sizing than threadless... there is a marginal weight penalty... there is still a supply of 1" quill stems around but you have to look).

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: headset / stem questionRusty Coggs
Jul 28, 2002 7:00 PM
The cinelli quill adapter is pretty light at 88 grams. I've used other types, on beaters,not on good stuff.They work ok.I'm with Akira on the why part.
re: headset / stem questionmaximum15
Jul 29, 2002 8:38 AM
Thanks for the thoughts. As to why -- just had some money to burn and was thinking about the conversion. I still like the look of quill stems better than threadless so I will probably keep the money in the "for new wheels" cookie jar.