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Old 11-28-06, 09:13 AM
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Why did they do away with quill stems?

Okay, so many of the changes in the biking world have been good ones including STI, carbon fiber, aerodynamic improvements and so on. But why did they do away with quill stems? They are more adjustable than the new stems. I can understand the issues with not having an open face plate, but new replacement quill stems now have the open face plate. Can someone please enlighten me as to why quill stems are not standard items on new bikes?
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