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What is your opinion on treaded vs. quill stems?

Old 01-13-10, 07:46 PM
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What is your opinion on treaded vs. quill stems?

I don't know which kind to get.
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Old 01-13-10, 07:51 PM
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for clarification:
threaded forks use quill stems
threadless forks use threadless stems

you have to get a stem that works with your fork. do you know what type you have? can you post a picture?
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My opinion is that quill stems and threaded stems are the same thing.
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To be honest, I wasn't even aware of what you just told me. I have no idea what kind of fork I have. I have a Dawes SST with original everything, if that tells you anything...
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Old 01-13-10, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadin View Post
To be honest, I wasn't even aware of what you just told me. I have no idea what kind of fork I have. I have a Dawes SST with original everything, if that tells you anything...
if its this then you will need a threadless stem for a 1 1/8th steerer and 26.0mm handlebars
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find a stem you like, post it here, and we will verify you selected the correct one.
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Old 01-13-10, 08:11 PM
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We're so nice.

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Old 01-13-10, 08:14 PM
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wow, what happened to the cats
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My cats are awesome but dude...those dogs are pretty cute.
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Old 01-13-10, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
My cats are awesome but dude...those dogs are pretty cute.
ive never liked cats anyway
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Old 01-13-10, 08:35 PM
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the cats are for when we are being sarcastic ****ers (god knows why that didn't happen this time...)
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Old 01-13-10, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
the cats are for when we are being sarcastic ****ers (god knows why that didn't happen this time...)
as funny as those posts can be, i felt bad scaring away a guy that was looking for (and needed) honest help.
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Old 01-13-10, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
if its this then you will need a threadless stem for a 1 1/8th steerer and 26.0mm handlebars
Yeah it is
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you can only buy threadless

threaded/quill stems look like an L shape out of the bike. to run this on your sst you would need to do a lot of work. I don't want to tell you coz i don't want to confuse you

when buying search only for threadless stems. they'll look like what's on your bike now, maybe in different colors and different amounts of rise/drop. also, threadless stems can be flipped over if you want it with some up angle or down angle (as long as it isn't a 0degree stem)
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Old 01-13-10, 08:57 PM
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Ok so I think I'm going with threadless. Can someone tell me if this one is any good? I don't want to spend a whole lot of money, but I still want a little quality, ya know? https://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...ss-Stem-Black/
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Threadless stems functionally are almost all identical. Pick one you like the look of, in a length you like and with a rise you want. The only way to figure this out is trial and error really, so start with the inexpensive stems until you know what you want.



And as an aside, threaded setups suck so so hard
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Originally Posted by Jadin View Post
Ok so I think I'm going with threadless. Can someone tell me if this one is any good? I don't want to spend a whole lot of money, but I still want a little quality, ya know? https://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...ss-Stem-Black/
the 25.4 handlebar clamp is too small, you need one that is 26.0 its also not traditionally a road bike stem and personally i feel it would look funny on your otherwise clean looking road bike.

why are you wanting a new one? what are you looking for?
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I'm also wondering why you'd need a new stem since your Dawes w/ stock-everything already came with one... do you need a different length?
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if your wanting black, this would be a very fine choice and has different length options
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Old 01-13-10, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
the 25.4 handlebar clamp is too small, you need one that is 26.0 its also not traditionally a road bike stem and personally i feel it would look funny on your otherwise clean looking road bike.

why are you wanting a new one? what are you looking for?
Oh, yeah, sorry, I forgot to mention this. I want to get a new handlebar too because I don't like the drop bullhorns the bike came with. 26.0 mm handlebars are really hard to find, especially as a riser, which is what I want, so I just figured I'd get a 25.4 mm stem, too. I want to get the Soma Late-Riser bar which is a 25.4mm
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Originally Posted by Jadin View Post
Oh, yeah, sorry, I forgot to mention this. I want to get a new handlebar too because I don't like the drop bullhorns the bike came with. 26.0 mm handlebars are really hard to find, especially as a riser, which is what I want, so I just figured I'd get a 25.4 mm stem, too. I want to get the Soma Late-Riser bar which is a 25.4mm
Okay, this is what you're gonna do to save some money. You're going to find whatever riser handlebars you want, then pop on over to your LBS and get a handlebar shim. It'll allow you to use a 25.4mm handlebar with a 26mm stem.
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Originally Posted by Jadin View Post
Oh, yeah, sorry, I forgot to mention this. I want to get a new handlebar too because I don't like the drop bullhorns the bike came with. 26.0 mm handlebars are really hard to find, especially as a riser, which is what I want, so I just figured I'd get a 25.4 mm stem, too. I want to get the Soma Late-Riser bar which is a 25.4mm
i was really hoping you werent going to go "hipster" on this bike...

that stem would "work" on your bike with 25.4 bars but it would probably be too short for comfort (just guessing) you will also need different brake levers and grips (it will get pricey fast)

if you must do risers i would get a 31.8mm set with a 31.8 mm stem. this would allow you to use flat bars, risers, road drops, and different bullhorns with the same stem.

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Okay, this is what you're gonna do to save some money. You're going to find whatever riser handlebars you want, then pop on over to your LBS and get a handlebar shim. It'll allow you to use a 25.4mm handlebar with a 26mm stem.
but you will still need brake levers and grips
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Originally Posted by mrvile View Post
Okay, this is what you're gonna do to save some money. You're going to find whatever riser handlebars you want, then pop on over to your LBS and get a handlebar shim. It'll allow you to use a 25.4mm handlebar with a 26mm stem.
Oh, I didn't know you can do that. Thanks
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
i was really hoping you werent going to go "hipster" on this bike...

that stem would "work" on your bike with 25.4 bars but it would probably be too short for comfort (just guessing) you will also need different brake levers and grips (it will get pricey fast)

if you must do risers i would get a 31.8mm set with a 31.8 mm stem. this would allow you to use flat bars, risers, road drops, and different bullhorns with the same stem.

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but you will still need brake levers and grips
That's all I'm doing to it that would make it kinda hipster. I just like having my hands be comfortable just being horizontal, instead of having to be all hunched over like with drop bars, and everything else. (if that changes how you feel about it)
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Originally Posted by Jadin View Post
That's all I'm doing to it that would make it kinda hipster. I just like having my hands be comfortable just being horizontal, instead of having to be all hunched over like with drop bars, and everything else.
Meh, more power to you, I don't think anyone should care. At least having two brake levers on your risers makes it somewhat more legit.
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