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    Default Quill stem with an open faceplate?

    Until recently Salsa made a nice quill stem with an open faceplate. QBP no longer stocks them, and it looks like there was a recall on them last spring.

    I need a stem for my commuter bike that clamps solidly and doesn't require that I disassemble my bars to change stems. Does anyone still make a decent quill stem where the faceplate is removable?


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    You need an Ahead adaptor, it will allow you to use any stem you want, I know it's one more piece in the link but the one I have works well and I haven't had any problems with it

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    It looks like QBP is still stocking Profile Designs quill stems with a removable faceplate, I've used them without problems in the past. The ahead adapter is a great idea also.

    Do you need an OS clamp like those Salsas?

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    http://www.tullios.com/Nitto.htm

    scroll down, the UI-2.

    I have one, it's nice. I bought it here.

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    I just put a NOS 3ttt on my Csi that has an open faceplate. Nice stem.

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    In the last 5 years, I've purchased 2 quill stems with open face plate for 26.0mm bars at an LBS.

    Both Bicyle Chain and Now Sports in Shoreview had a whole mess of them - most were not high end like salsa and many were "riser" stems.

    It looks like 2 bolt removeable faceplate stems are phased out in favor of 4 bolt stem.


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    Cinelli Frog

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlynRide View Post
    I just put a NOS 3ttt on my Csi that has an open faceplate. Nice stem.
    3t for me.






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    Cinelli Frogs are great, but not to everyone's taste. You can get open face quill stems that don't look like industrial mtb stems, they are just hard to come by.

    I like the older TTT stems, too, and you can find a few at this ebay seller site:

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/The-New-...34Q2ec0Q2em322

    They can be pricey, but if the stems have some shop knocks they get discounted as you go down the inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    Cinelli Frog
    Yup. Great stem. I got mine cheap from a shop's back room.

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    Deda Murex is another option.


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    the one i like: and may have a couple for sale in a month or so.




    nos seller on the 'bay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-3TTT-%283T-o...27175001r38802






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    Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like there are lots of options out there, most of which look nicer than the Salsa. I'll probably pull the trigger on a 3T off eBay this weekend.

    Also, I'm buying this stem as a replacement for a Shimano 600 quill that never held the bars solidly. To those who have experience with this stem, is there a trick to it? Or, is the design simply a lemon because of the limited clamping surface?


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