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Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I take it you just got it in the mail? It's a very, very good stem - a bit flexy at full extension, but it's very well-made. It sounds like you won't be using the full extension and want something with a shorter quill, that will therefore be lighter. If weight ain't the problem, then stick with the Technomic. Unless your fork's steerer tube isn't long enough (not a problem for me).
The Standard Technomic has a 225mm quill. The Technomic Deluxe (sold by Rivendell) has a 190mm quill - 3.5cm shorter.
There are lots of quill stems for 1" steerers to be had on eBay, if you want something shorter. Just make sure you get the correct clamp diameter.
Nashbar and Performance have stuff too, although it's not usually of great quality (I've tried quill stems from both of them). Nashbar sometimes has NOS stems. Modolo stems have a reputation for being flexy.
Take a look at my Raleigh (picture linked in my sig) for a view of a 130mm-extension Technomic at nearly-max-height. Helps a big guy use a not-so-big frame.