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cinelli or deda threaded to ahead converter...opinions(5 posts)

cinelli or deda threaded to ahead converter...opinionsbuffalosorrow
Aug 4, 2002 4:19 PM
Has anyone used either? Do they work are are they worthless?
WhyKerry
Aug 4, 2002 4:56 PM
Generally these things save no money and offer no advantages. The advantage to going threadless is that you can go with an all CF fork and lightweight stem and save some serious weight. If you use an adaptor, it will save you no weight.
reasonsbuffalosorrow
Aug 5, 2002 4:45 PM
The availibility of quill stems are becoming nill.
Cinelli frog and Deda murex (quill) do not seen to have braging rights, from reviews people dislike the flex.
I was considering this as an option, along with the numerous makes of ahead stems. My other option is to find a high quaility used or have custom made a stem to my liking, or go with a salsa stem.
I've done itStevieP
Aug 7, 2002 4:42 AM
I had a Cinelli XA quill stem with Cinelli Compact Bars.
The bars creaked so I decided to change them. Trouble is that modern bars do not fit in the old stem so I had to go for a new stem too (grrr!).

Like you, I found new quill stems limited so I went for an ITM quill ahead adapter and a Deda ahead stem to go with match my 3TTT bars. No more creaks.

Works fine for me so go for it.
I have two fine quill stems -- what are you looking for??maximum15
Aug 9, 2002 6:54 PM
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