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quill to threadless steam adapters(5 posts)

quill to threadless steam adaptersjradford
Jan 2, 2003 3:52 PM
Are these any good?
I use a Cinelli. Works fine. (nm)look271
Jan 2, 2003 4:14 PM
Costs more, weighs more, less stiffKerry
Jan 2, 2003 4:46 PM
I assume that you have a reason to want to go this way?
Costs more, weighs more, less stiff-Really?waynebo
Jan 3, 2003 7:12 AM
The adapter costs $20. The weight of the adapter is offset by the weight reduction you get with the threadless stem. As far as less stiff that too is debatable. I've used one and didn't notice any loss in stiffness.
I too use a Cinelli, butManicmtbr
Jan 3, 2003 6:04 AM
I use it because I like the "look" of the threadless stem. I bought a Colnago last year and it came with a matching steel threaded fork. I have and continue to ponder about getting a carbon fork for the bike. I know I could lise a ton of weight, but I really like the painted fork because it matches the bike so well (AD21 Mapai scheme). The plan from day 1 was to upgrade to a threadless carbon fork, but I just can't seem to do it yet.

Other than weight, I have had no problems with the adapter. I was a little worried about the stiffness of the set-up, but no problems to report.