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Old 06-04-22, 06:59 PM
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Modolo Multilink advice

Should I buy this stem? I have modolo q link now but it always had clamping issue couldn't get it tight enough I'm thinking of this one I think it should be way better but it's in kinda rough shape, should I buy it? I can't find many quill stems in my area, only new threadless junk.

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Old 06-05-22, 12:49 PM
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Go to eBay or Amazon. Search for Nitto stem. Select the length and (handlebar) diameter that you need. Spend some money and get a safe and reliable part.
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Old 06-05-22, 02:12 PM
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I don't know anything about your bike, needs, taste, or this stem, but I'm gonna say, yes, buy it! Buy it now!
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Old 06-06-22, 08:48 AM
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I think Modolo had a stem that was recalled, double check to make sure that is not the "1" that was.
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Old 06-06-22, 12:04 PM
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I believe the X-tenos stem, as OP pictures, is one of the Modolo models that was considered "unsafe" due to being prone to cracking, the recalled version is the one with "pronounced edges" on the bottom of the extension portion, here's a link with more details:
Modolo Professional stem failures > Help me get this straight
Even if this is a later "more safe" version I'd give it a pass and find a model with nothing suspect, shouldn't be that hard to find....
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Old 06-06-22, 03:29 PM
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Thanks yes I think I won't be buying it, The other modolo (q race) that I have is not so good either as it's cast and not forged it's a very soft metal it got crushed around the bolt when I tried to tighten it and it was brand new.
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Old 07-07-22, 06:06 PM
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I ended up buying it as I had no choice it looks better than on pictures and it's not the one that was prone to breaking (I've checked) I just don't understand why does it have "Computer adaptor plug" written on the clamp bolt cap, it has nothing to do with computers.
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Old 07-08-22, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by v8powerage View Post
I ended up buying it as I had no choice it looks better than on pictures and it's not the one that was prone to breaking (I've checked) I just don't understand why does it have "Computer adaptor plug" written on the clamp bolt cap, it has nothing to do with computers.
Is there some wiring channels inside? During the 9speed era, Shimano had a 'Flight Deck' system which ran a wire from the brifters to a screen typically mounted on top of the stem.
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Old 07-08-22, 12:25 PM
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When you remove the plug, you should see a threaded hole which can be used to attach a computer mount, not for running cables inside. I’m not sure what mounts would have been used at the time. I never used that feature with my Modolo stems, always opting for a traditional Avocet 30 clamped to the bars instead.
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