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Anyone used one of these before?(5 posts)

Anyone used one of these before?tamjam
Sep 18, 2002 12:25 PM
I need to change stems and have always liked the simplicity and wide range of choices of a threadless stem but have a 1" quill stem currently. I came across this Cinelli quill adapter which would allow me to use one but am not sure if it will be as strong and reliable as just getting another quill stem.

re: Anyone used one of these before? Yes, on MTBOw my taint
Sep 18, 2002 1:24 PM
I bought the 1 1/8" MTB version from CC for my singlespeed MTB. So far so good. And I also had to add a reducer shim to THAT so that it would all work together (old Klein headtube, weirdo size). It gets torqued on too, and seems to be holding up.

re: Anyone used one of these before?laffeaux
Sep 18, 2002 4:02 PM
I have one (no longer on teh bike), but it's a Performance "Topo" brand. It worked fine. If you know what size you need, buy a quill stem (it's lighter), but if you want to try several stems and have a supply of threadless stems, go with the adapter.
Not much of a solution to anythingKerry
Sep 18, 2002 4:10 PM
The only "advantage" you get with this is that it's a bit easier to swap bars (no need to untape) than with a quill stem. Otherwise, you have more weight, a weaker design, and more mechanical complexity. Not a lot more weight, not a lot weaker, and not a lot more complex, but what's the point?
I guess the advantage I see is...tamjam
Sep 18, 2002 4:52 PM
...there seems to be a much wider selection of threadless stems in a zero to 5 degree rise than quill, which is what has made me consider this adapter at all. The only quill stem I have found to match my needs is a black Salsa 90 degree which asthetically isn't as nice as the silver Thomson road. But practically speaking, the Thomson is 1 1/8 (I would need to shim it to 1"), is more expensive, and the adapter/stem combo would be heavier as y'all have pointed out. So maybe I'll give the Salsa a try. Too bad I got outbid on the 120x0 Ti Ibis on Ebay the other day!

Thanks for the advice.