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 Post subject: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:22 pm 
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What are regarded as the best quill stems? I have a Synchros Cattleprod and a Ritchey.


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Surely if they were any good in the first place bikes would still be fitted with them


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:51 pm 
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I am partial to an answer atac but they suit ally frames better IMO. Tioga T bone is a great all rounder - light and relatively cheap. :D


konahed wrote:
What are regarded as the best quill stems? I have a Synchros Cattleprod and a Ritchey.


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Marin Lite with the roller.. for full on rigid forks and canti use :D lighter than many after market so called upgrades.


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Answer Atac,I have one for over 20 years without issue.Fit and forget as they say.


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Why did they change.?


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:53 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Why did they change.?


Lighter, easier to make, simpler. No long bolt or internal shenanigans going on.


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:22 pm 
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I like Control Tech, black variety 8)


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 Post subject: Re: best quill stems?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:53 pm 
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I have to agree about the tioga t-bone, very simple and i haven't seen a failed one yet.

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