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 Post subject: Quill stem length
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:20 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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I've now got a couple of bikes with 160mm quill stems - sounds long but with a relatively short top tube, at least by modern standards, it works fine.

Were there longer stems that 160mm though? And, if so, any photos of one fitted?

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I saw your Mercian and noted the 160mm stem. Lovely looking frame by the way. I wasn't aware that they came any longer than 150mm!

Sorry, I can't answer your query, let alone provide any pics, but where can I source 150/ 160mm quill stems from? This would provide more options for buying shorter top-tubed frames. Like many others on here, I simply don't have enough bikes...

The other option is to get the longest reach bars you can find, to allow more reach, which is the approach I've taken recently, to make a 56cm top tube Raleigh work for me.



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