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Old 10-22-07, 11:58 PM   #1
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Cinelli Oyster Quill Stem

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thanks for taking a moment to read.

In the process of getting an old Fuji back on the road, I acquired & installed a Cinelli Oyster ( quill stem with a hinged clamp for easier bar removal ).

So far, so good; but...I'm getting what seems to be more front end flex than I recall, and I can't tell if its the bars, the stem, or the new fork ( I put a threaded carbon fork on it, too... ).

Any thoughts or comments from other Oyster users?

Thanks for your time,
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Old 10-23-07, 12:04 PM   #2
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All -

thanks for taking a moment to read.

In the process of getting an old Fuji back on the road, I acquired & installed a Cinelli Oyster ( quill stem with a hinged clamp for easier bar removal ).

So far, so good; but...I'm getting what seems to be more front end flex than I recall, and I can't tell if its the bars, the stem, or the new fork ( I put a threaded carbon fork on it, too... ).

Any thoughts or comments from other Oyster users?

Thanks for your time,
BDS
I can tell you this much: my (1980s 1a? 1x?---cant remember?) cinelli stem looks much nicer than my H20 90 degree quill stem, however, the latter is much stiffer.
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Couple of things:

Did you install the carbon fork at the same time you installed the Oyster stem?

What material is the steerer tube on the new fork made of?

The Oyster stems don't have as much "meat" on them at the elbow as I recall.

If you installed the Oyster stem and the new fork at the same time, I'd suggest you retreat and try them one at a time to try and isolate the flex.
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