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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Hello All,

I am working on building a road bike frame with a road bike setup.

Coming from an MTB background, I was wondering if anyone on here has used an MTB style Quill stem with a good level of rise with Road Handlebars.

How do you like it? Maybe not the most appealing of looks? Please share photos of your setup.

Also how do you like the ride compared to the zero rise classic road stems ?

I know that newer generation road bikes, use a slight rise on their stems, but maybe that is also due to newer frame geometries ?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:24 pm 
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check out the mtb dirt drop bar thread link bellow, i think this is what you're talking about. The nitto dirt drop stem is a 1" quill type high rise stem that would look fine on a road bike.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Coming from an MTB background, I was wondering if anyone on here has used an MTB style Quill stem with a good level of rise with Road Handlebars.


Using a stem like that would mean your bars are far too high, if not then your frame is too small, ie head tube is too short.

But that is the "normal" road bike position, perhaps you might need high bars for some reason, eg a bad back.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:21 pm 
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heavyhighsierra wrote:
check out the mtb dirt drop bar thread link bellow, i think this is what you're talking about. The nitto dirt drop stem is a 1" quill type high rise stem that would look fine on a road bike.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


Yes the same setup as the photos but on a road bike frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:50 am 
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I am converting a Kona Hahanna 1993, 14" frame. I used a stem and bars from a Raleigh to get them a LOW AS POSSIBLE....just look at my avatar. I absolutely love riding this bike but need to sort out the wheels 70 700c. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 90#1628590


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:32 pm 
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There are a few very tall traditional-looking quill stems you could use - Nitto Technomic is what I have. Velo Orange also sell one.


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