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Old 10-01-21, 06:25 AM
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Current manufacturers of quill stems?

Could we make a list? Not all too many still making decent quality quill stems. I'll start.

Cinelli
Nitto
Deda
Kalloy
Soma
Factory Five
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Old 10-01-21, 06:31 AM
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Is Velo Orange = Nitto, or do they make their own stuff?
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Origin8 sells quill stems under their brand. But, they're made by Kalloy. I don't know if they're made to Origin8's specs, or if they're identical to those sold under the Kalloy name.

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Old 10-01-21, 06:55 AM
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If we're talking about modern production quill stems (and bars for that matter), my tastes have turned from Cinelli to Nitto. The quality is higher.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
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No quill stems made by 3T in many years. They barely make a-head stems these days, seems to be focusing on frames exclusively.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
If we're talking about modern production quill stems (and bars for that matter), my tastes have turned from Cinelli to Nitto. The quality is higher.
Agreed. The NP has become my go-to stem. Have yet to be disappointed in any Nitto products.
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Old 10-01-21, 07:58 AM
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This is a helpful thread. Here are some more I’ve come across in my quests. Not sure if they’ve survived current conditions though.

Tange - still shows up in Soma Fab
Sim Works - classic Ritchey Force look
Dia Compe - maybe rebranded Nitto?
Zoom - still shows an offering at Modern Bike
Uno - fixie stems in cutesy colors
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Old 10-01-21, 08:42 AM
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ENE STEM | Diacompe
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Old 10-01-21, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
Sim Works - classic Ritchey Force look
These are Nitto, correct? I know Sim Works' bars are made by Nitto.
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Old 10-01-21, 11:38 AM
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Nitto lugged from Rivendale is the be all and end all of modern quill stems IMO: https://www.rivbike.com/collections/...ged-quill-26-0
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I hope so!
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Even though I'm not a fan of its industrial look on vintage lugged bikes, I think that any time I need to put a new quill stem on a bike that's 120 mm or less, it's going to get a Nitto Ui-12. Pricey, but rock solid with 4-bolt removeable face.
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I think Alex Singer will still handmake you one, if you pay them enough!
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post
These are Nitto, correct? I know Sim Works' bars are made by Nitto.
I never realized it but yes they are indeed made by Nitto. Interesting because I’ve not come across a Nitto-branded version.

I like that they offer 73 and 90 degree options in 10mm increments up to 120.
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
I think Alex Singer will still handmake you one, if you pay them enough!
Good point. There are a few custom builders out there that will make you one.

Ex: Titanium Stem: Custom Quill — TI CYCLES FABRICATION

Some (like Cunningham) will only do it if it's part of a bike order.
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JRI Rigg
Senqi
J&L
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Goldsprint
Wald

i don't know who actually makes all these, but those are at least the brand labels
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You know, threads like this make me think we should have a sticky "useful threads" thread. This forum moves so fast, it's too easy to lose them.
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Don't know who makes them but they are great IMO.

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Don't know who makes them but they are great IMO.

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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
I think Alex Singer will still handmake you one, if you pay them enough!
So will TiCycles. (I've got 3 quills of different lengths and angles as well as a threadless.)
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post
Good point. There are a few custom builders out there that will make you one.

Ex: Titanium Stem: Custom Quill — TI CYCLES FABRICATION

Some (like Cunningham) will only do it if it's part of a bike order.
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So will TiCycles. (I've got 3 quills of different lengths and angles as well as a threadless.)
Yep, Dave will even make you one of these out of ti if you like.

This customer had him make 2.


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Ava...
DOH!

Probably should have known that, maybe I used to.
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DOH!

Probably should have known that, maybe I used to.
Nooo...I was kidding. Ava death stem joke. I should have followed it up with:

"You need to send it to me for your own safety!"

I would think they use the same company overseas that supplies the updated Dia Compe stuff.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Nooo...I was kidding. Ava death stem joke. I should have followed it up with:

"You need to send it to me for your own safety!"

I would think they use the same company overseas that supplies the updated Dia Compe stuff.
Double Doh!

Guess I should have known that too.
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