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Old 10-19-05, 08:35 AM   #1
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I'm having a really hard time finding 1" quill stems with a removable face plate. I would love to switch between my drops and my risers, but there doesn't seem to be anything out there other than those ugly profile stems.
my other option is getting a "modern" threadless stem and one of those nashbar quill 1" to 1 1/8" adapters. they look kind of lame, though.

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Old 10-19-05, 08:37 AM   #2
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Very scarce, in my experience.
I had a couple Dimension ones in the past but they were UGLY.
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Old 10-19-05, 08:38 AM   #3
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ITM 800 on sale @ nashbar:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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Old 10-19-05, 08:39 AM   #4
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Damn.
First. I stand corrected.
Second. That's pretty damn nice.
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Salsa has (had) a nice 1" quill with the SUL pop-top. I bought mine two years back but have subsequently moved on to threadless fork.
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Old 10-19-05, 08:54 AM   #7
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wow thats cinelli is nice. big ups to however designed that. seriously. stems are so boring usually.
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the newer salsa sup's have removeable faces. they stopped making the quilled ones for a bit, but the site promises their return next year.
http://www.salsacycles.com/comps_stems.html
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This place has the Salsa SUI stems

http://bicyclesource.us/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2068

the picture isn't a -15 but they say they have the -15 degree stems
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deda also made the mirex, but that stem is soo flexy it's not even funny... so stop laughing. i mean it.
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i ALMOST bid on the deda on ebay. not laughing.
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Old 10-19-05, 09:11 AM   #13
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This place has the Salsa SUI stems

http://bicyclesource.us/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2068

the picture isn't a -15 but they say they have the -15 degree stems
thats nice, but for $80 and shipping i can get a new fork and go threadless...almost
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that is 80 dollars well spent though. those stems are really unbeatable and worth every penny. a lot of track racers use them because they are so stiff. check ebay perhaps?
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Old 10-19-05, 09:24 AM   #15
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just buy any-old quill. when you wanna swap bars, swap quills. easy.

i disagree 80 bucks is well spent on a stem.
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here's a 140mm long sul:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Salsa-Road-1-Qui...QQcmdZViewItem

one of those profile ones... or at least a look alike:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Stem-110-mm-for-...QQcmdZViewItem

bianchi badged:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ITM-Bianchi-Quil...QQcmdZViewItem

profile h2o's:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PROFILE-DESI...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-Design-H...QQcmdZViewItem

boy oh boy i'm slacking hard. there might be more, but i should get back to work.
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I'm having a really hard time finding 1" quill stems with a removable face plate. I would love to switch between my drops and my risers, but there doesn't seem to be anything out there other than those ugly profile stems.
my other option is getting a "modern" threadless stem and one of those nashbar quill 1" to 1 1/8" adapters. they look kind of lame, though.
What length are you looking for?
I have this 90mm/-17 one that I was going to put on Ebay.
Let me know if you want it.
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that is 80 dollars well spent though. those stems are really unbeatable and worth every penny. a lot of track racers use them because they are so stiff. check ebay perhaps?
$80 sounds a bit pricey (as in gouging), think I paid $30 for mine via Performance. I should toss it up on eBay but I have a problem with letting go of parts.
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deda also made the mirex, but that stem is soo flexy it's not even funny... so stop laughing. i mean it.
It is no worse than my Mutant- and I'm rocking a 14cm. It just LOOKS flexy

Frankly, back to the OP- there is always the option of buying a "convertor" for $12 that allows use of a threadless stem on a threaded fork. It aint the most elegant way of running things, but it will allow for infinitely more options- particularly if someone needs a hideous rising stem.
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anyone remember the link to buy some NOS mutant quills? i think dolface had a line on some... i wouldn't mind picking one up.
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What length are you looking for?
I have this 90mm/-17 one that I was going to put on Ebay.
Let me know if you want it.
perfect! pm me, let me know what you want for it.
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My LBS found me a CODA branded 1" quill stem with a removable faceplate. Not the prettiest thing but I think it cost me $5 so I was pretty happy.
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anyone remember the link to buy some NOS mutant quills? i think dolface had a line on some... i wouldn't mind picking one up.

www.bikeophile.com has some black ones in limited sizes.

the other place is www.xxcycle.com in france. http://www.xxcycle.com/cgi-bin/shop....=detail&REF=34
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i use a deda murex without any problem, 120mm
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What length are you looking for?
I have this 90mm/-17 one that I was going to put on Ebay.
Let me know if you want it.
Heh. I have that exact stem, and mine is also up for grabs (someone PM me if you want it).
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