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    1" stems - do they exist?

    So I recently aquired a track frame - 1" threadless, that I'm building up. I was going to ditch the fork for a nashbar carbon one anyhow, but was unsure whether to stick with threaded or not. In all honesty I love the simplicity of threadless, but think quill stems look pretty cool. So I was mad wavering.

    But what it comes down to is that I just can't seem to find any decent stems in either configuration. For quill stems you either have to dig through ebay or go with a cheaper Nitto - like a Dynamic. And for threadless you pretty much have to shim a stem, which is kind of lame.

    Any advice fellow forumers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskachig View Post
    So I recently aquired a track frame - 1" threadless, that I'm building up. I was going to ditch the fork for a nashbar carbon one anyhow, but was unsure whether to stick with threaded or not. In all honesty I love the simplicity of threadless, but think quill stems look pretty cool. So I was mad wavering.

    But what it comes down to is that I just can't seem to find any decent stems in either configuration. For quill stems you either have to dig through ebay or go with a cheaper Nitto - like a Dynamic. And for threadless you pretty much have to shim a stem, which is kind of lame.

    Any advice fellow forumers?
    dude, 1" quality quill stems are all over the place, look at nitto's higher line. So let me get this straight, you have a 1" threadless now? if so just get a 1" threadless stem ie. cinelli alter. if you wanted to convert to threaded you would need to buy a new fork,headset, and stem. so just save some cash and stick with threadless if you like it.
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    +1! There are loads of great 1" threaded and threadless stems out there.
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    I have a frame and fork at the moment, and I'm going to ditch the fork anyway. So starting from scratch so to speak.

    Also, I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a stem, which is where I'm coming from I guess. I've been threadless my whole life, and finding a stem for nothing was always in reach. Maybe I should just buckle down here.

    And can someone point me to an online store with a good selection? I've only been finding one or two here and there.

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    so is the fork you have now threaded or threadless?, im confused

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    you still have a 1" headtube so keep that in mind, is the fork you are buying from nashbar threadless?
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    Either one - that's the choice

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Salsa-Quill-SUL-...QQcmdZViewItem

    hmmm....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-26-0-120mm-C...QQcmdZViewItem

    hmmm #2

    It's not like I have a shortage of threadless bikes... maybe it's time to cross over to the dark side for a while.

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    if you are gonna get the S.U.L just get a threadless, it will be stiffer and generally nicer
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) youíve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) youíre in a bike race in which case youíre not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) youíre from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when itís pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    tell me about some great 1" threadless stems besides the alter.
    I don't doubt they exist, but I've been looking and haven't seen anything great.
    it's not a big deal to shim a 1 1/8", but i would prefer 1" threadless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskihp View Post
    if you are gonna get the S.U.L just get a threadless, it will be stiffer and generally nicer
    Isn't that the truth in the whole debate anyhow? In any case I agree that it just looks too modern, though the faceplate design is convenient.

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    There are some Kelly ones on ebay right now for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    There are some Kelly ones on ebay right now for cheap.
    almost.... i like everything but that handlebar clamp design. i wish it was underneath.

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    here are a bunch, I have order alot of stuff from those guys, they are pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrooney View Post
    almost.... i like everything but that handlebar clamp design. i wish it was underneath.
    But then it won't be reversible. I kind of like that kelly too - just wish it had the faceplate design.

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    I have to say - I never appreciated my Bianchi Pista threadless stem before - I want another one! Preferably in black, lol.

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    Don't anyone have experience with these?



    Looks convenient. Dropped for fast days and up for tooling around. I worry about flex and general lack of stiffness though. Of course, the Look Ergostem is nicer, but that's $200.

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    what about the 3ttt mutant?
    there's a lot of 1" mutants around.

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    roox make some nice stems

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    thomson with their adapter works great as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666pack View Post
    what about the 3ttt mutant?
    there's a lot of 1" mutants around.
    I have one and it's too flexy.

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    Cinelli Vai and shim it. Shim is inclued with stem. I love mine.

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    My pista loves its cinelli alter
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    "700c wheels - do they exist?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    "700c wheels - do they exist?"
    No need to be snide - 1" stems are clearly rare. Most of the advice in this thread is just to shim a 1 1/8 stem.

    That's probably what I'll end up doing, but still, that's kind of annoying.

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    What's wrong with shimming the stem? It makes zero difference but probably results in cheaper costs for you since 1" is not mass produced like 1 1/8" is.

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