Commuting - where to buy shorter quill stem? or conversion?
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So my road bike still has a quill stem, and i think i need a little bit of a shorter stem as the reach is a little far for me. I look on performance bike and nashbar but cannot find a quill stem. At least i think thats the right name!
Or should i forget the quill stem and get a conversion?
What is the difference? Any benefits to this?
I dont want to add any more weight to my bike. I have a de rosa nuovo classico, so any addition would have to be a little bit more performance oriented.
07-25-10, 01:55 PM
What's your current stem length?
Here's a 90mm
Here's a 70. But you may need to have an awfully large frame or want an awfully high stem:
Plenty more around
I've put the conversion thingies on both my 1" threaded steerer bikes. The advantage is that then I can use commonly available stems from my LBS, swapping them around until I find one I like. Yet, they retain the height adjustment that's lost on threadless steerers.
I even use the Profile Design ones you pictured. They work just fine.
If you prefer to look of a quill stem and want to stick with it, Velo Orange (http://www.velo-orange.com/haandst.html) has them, as does Rivendell (http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/handlebars_stems_and_tape?a=1&page=all).
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