Front loading threaded stems
I like to swap my bars around on every once in a while. my track bike is threadless and has an open face for easy installation and removal of bars. my commuter conversion is threaded but it has the standard single bolt style clamp stem. so yeah, i tend to not change my bars up on that bike cuz its more trouble than its worth. id like to find a front loading threaded stem for the conversion so that i can have more options but ive only found a few online. this one from nashbar is about what i want, but id like to have more of a choice in stem length http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
anyone know of any other good deals on a front loading or hinged threaded stem that will fit 26.0 bars?
im also aware of threaded to threadless adaptors but id rather not go that route if i dont have to.
Salsa SUL, Kalloy, and Dimension are three that come to mind. Of those, I'd take the Salsa over the latter two. Hope this helps. Do a Google on Mud, Sweat and Gears and Lickton's bicycle. I don't remember either web address offhand.
I have a black Murex and find it to be one of the nicest open quill stems- one man's trash is another's treasure. I also have a Mutant open quill on another fixed gear... and find that to look hideous, as a mutant should
Originally Posted by r-dub
If you think the Murex is short and flexy, perhaps you don't have enough insertion? My only gripe with the Murex is the quill plate is held on by little screws that like to rust, rather than with a rubber dust cap.
Frankly, if no one else is interested in it, I'd be interested in using it for my wife's fixed bike. Something tells me she will want to change bars...
Last edited by filtersweep; 05-07-05 at 11:00 AM.
though good luck finding a salsu SUL. they're out of production at the moment and few places, if any, still stock them new.
Originally Posted by B17
Nashbar has a super cheap front loading threaded stem. I think it's the Modolo Q-Race Stem, for 24.95. If you look at the cheapest stems on Nashbar, it'll be there. If it's not the Q-race, it's one of the other Modolos, but I'm pretty sure it's the Q-Race
if youre looking for a short stem lickbike.com (eh..yeah. its really called likebike.com) has some salsa sul's for $60 http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB='1150-05'
just 50-80 mm though.