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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-28-07, 02:41 AM   #1
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A question about stems

The IRO buy and the choice of 1" threaded vs 1 1/8" threadless got me thinking: what's the difference between threadless and quill-type stems? I know the physical difference, I'm interested in the real-world, functional difference?

I have a old fixie conversion with a quill, and a new gearie with a threadless. Both seem to steer me down the road just fine.

What would make someone prefer one over the other? So far all I've figured out is aesthetics, and ease of handlebar installation. What else? Are parts cheaper or more readily available for one or the other?

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Old 01-28-07, 02:44 AM   #2
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Somebody asked this exact question, seriously, not two days ago.

Same bike, same component, same question. I don't usually do this, but for the love of God...

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Old 01-28-07, 03:09 AM   #3
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my appologies, my lord. it won't happen again
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See this thread (threaded vs threadless):
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