|Threaded stem recommendations||PEDDLEFOOT|
Nov 1, 2002 7:46 AM
|Any recommendations on a nice threaded stem for a steel frame i'm getting this winter.The bike will be used for centuries and long distance riding.|
|Check out Salsa (nm)||Ken of Fresno|
Nov 1, 2002 7:56 AM
Nov 1, 2002 8:06 AM
|I like the Salsa stems with tig welded frames and the Cinelli XA stems (if you can find one) on lugged frames.|
|re: Threaded stem recommendations||tarwheel|
Nov 1, 2002 8:09 AM
|Personally, I like the threaded stems with removable facecaps, which really make the job of switching stems or handlebars a lot easier. Some good options are the 3TTT Motus, Cinelli Frog, Deda Murex and Salsa SUL. For classic looks, the Motus comes closest but is only available in a dark smoke finish. The Frog and Murex are available in silver. If you need a stem with a long quill, good options are the Profile H2O and Nitto Technomic.|
Nov 1, 2002 8:13 AM
|technomic. Very long quill for those long rides.|
|Yep--those tall Nittos at Rivendell are pretty nice (nm)||cory|
Nov 1, 2002 8:28 AM
|agree - the technomic deluxe is a more usefull size||Spirito|
Nov 1, 2002 12:13 PM
|as its nither too long or short. beautiful finish and classic looks. the extra inserted length is a delight if you want to raise the bars a little for longer rides or touring.
rivendell also have a non-branded regular extensionnitto for $20 that looks neat as well if you are happy with just regular height.
in saying all that the best looking IMO is a cinelli 1A or 1R and Renaissance Cycles in Eindhoven have them both ($29 and $49) in most lengths. you are limited to 26.4 cinelli bars such as a 66 or 64 but they have then both as well (no cable routing on their bars offered). standard quill height but as good as it gets looks wise.
|Performance sells a quill adapter...||BowWow|
Nov 1, 2002 9:25 AM
|that allows you to use a 1 1/8 threadless stem. I haven't tried it, but am seriously considering it, mainly due to the larger variety of stems...
The following link shows the adapter with a stem attached, the catalogue has a better photo.
Nov 1, 2002 10:27 AM
|I've always had good luck with ITM's stuff. Right now both Performance and Nashbar have a house-rebranded ITM Goccia for about $20.
Alternatively, tell us what length you need/want, and maybe someone here will have something for you.
Nov 1, 2002 7:10 PM
|ITM steel Eclypse is a nice piece. 76deg works well with my steel ride-wish I could find black instead of chrome though. Excel sports has em- ~$39.95|
|re: Threaded stem recommendations||mackgoo|
Nov 1, 2002 10:37 PM
|Grammo. I have a 13cm.|| |