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J&L 31.8 1" Quill Stem

Old 12-02-16, 10:56 PM
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J&L 31.8 1" Quill Stem

Anyone have any experience with these stems? J&L 31.8 clamp size stem for 1" threaded forks. Looking to convert a Cannondale SM-700 to drop bars and there are obviously way more options at that diameter.

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Old 12-03-16, 10:28 AM
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No.

"J&L" is the Importer , Not the manufacturer, they're in China..

Vintage /classic style, but new ...type for oversize Bars Is My Guess

since the old stuff is all 1" 0r 26mm, 26.4 for Cinelli..

Throw the dice But dont try Jumping ..
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Old 12-03-16, 10:34 AM
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might be worth a shot...doesn't look too fugly.

but, 80mm reach is way too short for any applications I have.
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Factory Five makes one too, 90mm, https://wearefactoryfive.com/products/f5-titan-stem
More $$$
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i wanted one @ 12cm and found nothing affordable.
Settled for the skinnier bars. It's what I have used, mostly.
Nothing at all wrong with old school Cinelli, ITM, 3TTT, etc.
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Seems like it would be a pretty safe buy if you wanted to use 31.8 mm handlebars with a 1" threaded steerer. A lot more handsome than most other options.

For the last few drop bars and stems I've installed with 1" steerers, I've gone with Origin8 classic stems and Deda Speciale 26 mm bars. Cheap and decent -- stem under $15 and bar under $20.
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I like it. I might have to think about those again. 100mm+ would be nice. Maybe it is worth contacting the seller and see if they are available.

Right now I have an odd open-face stem for 26mm bars on one bike, but the 31.8 seems to be about all that is being made with new bars now. I think Cinelli also makes a 26mm clamshell stem.
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Quick follow-up on this - looks like Velo Orange will be coming out with a model of their own - 31.8 clamp, quill, don't see info on steerer diameter yet. Check out their blog dated 2/2/17 for details and photos.
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I couldn't find the right combination when I was rebuilding my touring bike and went with one of these.

QBest Quill to A-Head Stem Adaptor 22.2mm ( 1") Theaded to Threadless converter

This opened up a whole new world of options. A stack of spacers underneath the stem visually hides the diameter differences.
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Old 02-03-17, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
I couldn't find the right combination when I was rebuilding my touring bike and went with one of these.

QBest Quill to A-Head Stem Adaptor 22.2mm ( 1") Theaded to Threadless converter

This opened up a whole new world of options. A stack of spacers underneath the stem visually hides the diameter differences.
Exactly what I was going to suggest. I've converted both of my ancient bikes using quill adapters.

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