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    Stem for pista 04

    So I got the stock bianchi 2004, and the stem is uuuugleeeyy. Any suggestions for an upgrade quill style...not so extreme as lack,err lucklust....

    I don't want to spend over 50$.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    So I got the stock bianchi 2004, and the stem is uuuugleeeyy. Any suggestions for an upgrade quill style...not so extreme as lack,err lucklust....

    I don't want to spend over 50$.


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    you know you're gonna have to rethread the steerer tube, right?

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    i'm currently researching the topic, but will appreciate any relevant links/threads regarding the rethreading. (no pun intended.) i

    i'm sure i'd have the resources @ my bike co-op to accomplish this, but are there any risks?
    is there an aesthetic alternative in 1" threadless stems?

    did i mention, i'm lazy? hence the stock bike.


    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    you know you're gonna have to rethread the steerer tube, right?
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    ok, maybe i'll spend more....
    cinelli grammo (ti) is on sale for 129.00. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    ok, maybe i'll spend more....
    cinelli grammo (ti) is on sale for 129.00. :/
    Nitto makes a really nice looking threadless stem, it doesn't have any drop to it though. you can get em at www.businesscycles.com they have a 25.4 clamp and looks more like a quill stem than a threadless.
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    why not just get a nice threadless stem? sex appeal?
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    Aesthetically, a traditional quill stem in a 1 1/8" head tube looks rather funky. As mentioned above, I would simply get a nice, elegant threadless stem such as the Nitto.
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    yeah yeah, go for the Nitto!

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    get a cheap road stem that points up, and point it down. go dig in bike shop used bins.

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    Thanks...the random road stem is probably the way i'll go, esp as i have an xtracycle to buy...otherwise, for the money, the sale cinelli grammo is tough to beat.

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    true, its a nice stem. but a used road stem in a LBS basement runs you what.. $5-10? maybe $20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Aesthetically, a traditional quill stem in a 1 1/8" head tube looks rather funky. As mentioned above, I would simply get a nice, elegant threadless stem such as the Nitto.
    bianchi pistas come with 1 inch threadless..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    bianchi pistas come with 1 inch threadless..
    Oops....my mistake..... in that case go find a nice quill stem at your LBS basement and do the conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    lack,err lucklust....
    C'mon, was that really necessary?
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    I can't help it, dude. (Lacklust-er being a common wordage.) Besides, I was tipsy.

    Quote Originally Posted by lucklust
    C'mon, was that really necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    i'm currently researching the topic, but will appreciate any relevant links/threads regarding the rethreading. (no pun intended.) i

    i'm sure i'd have the resources @ my bike co-op to accomplish this, but are there any risks?
    is there an aesthetic alternative in 1" threadless stems?

    did i mention, i'm lazy? hence the stock bike.
    don't forget you'll have to get a different headset if going from threadless to threaded. you can still use 1.125" threadless stems with 1" steer tubes, you'll just have to use a shim. as for 1" threadless stems, i personally love the look of the cinelli alter. they aren't made anymore, but are often times on ebay. i really like my stem; it's a forté from performance. it was super cheap, light, and nice looking imo.


    p.s. i just looked on www.chucksbikes.com and found several cheap and decent looking threadless stems of various sizes...
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check chuck's.

    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    don't forget you'll have to get a different headset if going from threadless to threaded. you can still use 1.125" threadless stems with 1" steer tubes, you'll just have to use a shim. as for 1" threadless stems, i personally love the look of the cinelli alter. they aren't made anymore, but are often times on ebay. i really like my stem; it's a forté from performance. it was super cheap, light, and nice looking imo.


    p.s. i just looked on www.chucksbikes.com and found several cheap and decent looking threadless stems of various sizes...

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