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Fat Robert
11-24-2007, 08:48 AM
i've thought about having cpg thread my fork on the rock lobster

maybe

maybe not

justinf
11-24-2007, 08:52 AM
why? curious.

R2D2
11-24-2007, 08:54 AM
I can't think of any good reason to go back to a threaded fork.
So I vote for threadless.

rodcad
11-24-2007, 09:06 AM
I'm thinking of doing the same thing on a new 05 Mx Leader. Why? I like my bars high and MUCH prefer the look of a traditional stem over threadless.

Fixed
11-24-2007, 09:09 AM
I can't think of any good reason to go back to a threaded fork.
So I vote for threadless.
personal taste imho

saab2000
11-24-2007, 09:12 AM
Can't advise. Will it compromise the integrity of the steerer tube?

I think that on lugged steel bikes a standard stem normally looks nicer.

RudAwkning
11-24-2007, 09:24 AM
I can't think of any good reason to go back to a threaded fork.
So I vote for threadless.

One good reason. Quills look cooler :)

dbrk
11-24-2007, 09:29 AM
Properly done ---and cpg wouldn't do it otherwise--- there's no compromise of the integrity of the fork by threading it. As for why, well, at this point it's aesthetic since fit isn't an issue. Threadless robs stack height, adds spacers, risers, yada yada, oldsaw, shark already jumped, etcatmoimho. But none of that is the issue. I prefer traditional looking bikes, so I prefer threaded. Preference is culture, not claim.

dbrk

mike p
11-24-2007, 09:32 AM
Aesthetic's, cool factor, can you say dura ace or 1R!

Mike



I can't think of any good reason to go back to a threaded fork.
So I vote for threadless.

TMB
11-24-2007, 09:34 AM
I am with dbrk,

I much prefer th look of the threaded systems.

That said, the bike being built right now will be threadless just because it is easier to pack and unpack from the travel case.

djg
11-24-2007, 09:51 AM
Although it's a little easier to adjust up and down with a quill stem with a threaded steerer, I think threadless may be a better design overall and offers a whole lot more choice these days on stem/bar combinations. With that said, you can still find good quill stems on the market or have one made, and if you prefer the looks of a quill then get that -- it'll work fine (I've got a Cinelli grammo quill stem on my cross bike and it hasn't held me back, although I have).

shanerpvt
11-24-2007, 09:53 AM
man i wish someone would start making some new cool looking quills.....tired of lurking ebay.....would rather just put in my order.

shaner

eddief
11-24-2007, 10:07 AM
Hello Douglas,

Nice to hear from you. Obviously if you want an old world stem, the likes of David Kirk and others can always braze up a beauty any way you want it. Salsas are nice and can alway be powdered in any color you want in the aftermarket. Wished they made them with slightly longer quills. Open face plates are a nice touch but not really necessary. Sometimes getting those closed face Nittos around the curves on some bars is a trick in contortion.

72gmc
11-24-2007, 10:12 AM
FatBob, I've had the same thoughts with my Davidson. I have extra steerer above my threadless that I'm reluctant to trim because I plan to have this bike a long time. When it comes to quills, I like the old Nitto bars that are 25.4 so I have just one readily available option unless I shim.

David Kirk
11-24-2007, 10:13 AM
Before heading down that road you might want to slip a stem into the steerer and be sure it fits. Not all threadless steerers have the correct I.D. to accept a quill stem. I'll bet you'd be fine but it would be a bummer if it wasn't.

Dave

R2D2
11-24-2007, 10:16 AM
I can't knock anybody's personal taste.
I have a garage full of retro.
If you like a quill look go for it.

Ahneida Ride
11-24-2007, 10:17 AM
Properly done ---and cpg wouldn't do it otherwise--- there's no compromise of the integrity of the fork by threading it. As for why, well, at this point it's aesthetic since fit isn't an issue. Threadless robs stack height, adds spacers, risers, yada yada, oldsaw, shark already jumped, etcatmoimho. But none of that is the issue. I prefer traditional looking bikes, so I prefer threaded. Preference is culture, not claim.
dbrk

Amen ....

Wish I could find a theaded F1!

Grant McLean
11-24-2007, 10:27 AM
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Your RockLobster is lugged right? Do it !
I really need to have one if it's a lugged frame,
that's where i draw the line....

-g

RudAwkning
11-24-2007, 10:36 AM
I wanted a quill look for my filleted Kirk but wanted the rigidity of a threadless stem. This is what David cooked up for me. Got to have my cake and eat it too.

RudAwkning
11-24-2007, 10:37 AM
another example of a threadless stem, given that quill aesthetic.

Ken Robb
11-24-2007, 10:41 AM
Amen ....

Wish I could find a theaded F1!
well get your browser over to ebay ASAP--your prayers have been answered. :banana:

Fat Robert
11-24-2007, 11:22 AM
i'll ask paul if the steer tube will accept a quill

then maybe give curt pal a call

or maybe paul will do it

its a style choice

i am now a nostalgist buffoon

i keep watching 80s racing clips on youtube

i remember my ridley as race bike primo

but it did nothing for my soul

i must have lugs and quills

its the engine anyway

and today the engine needs recovery

off to traumurlaub

you bad honky mofos

93legendti
11-24-2007, 11:35 AM
i'll ask paul if the steer tube will accept a quill

then maybe give curt pal a call

or maybe paul will do it

its a style choice

i am now a nostalgist buffoon

i keep watching 80s racing clips on youtube

i remember my ridley as race bike primo

but it did nothing for my soul

i must have lugs and quills

its the engine anyway

and today the engine needs recovery

off to traumurlaub

you bad honky mofos
Is the Pacenti on the market?

saab2000
11-24-2007, 11:40 AM
its the engine anyway

and today the engine needs recovery

off to traumurlaub

you bad honky mofos

Gets it. The old V-8 is firing on about 4 cylinders. I feel your pain. It's the reason for the CSI.

Steve Hampsten
11-24-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm with RudAwkning on this one: custom stem from CPG. Forget threading a threadless steerer; Curt doesn't REALLY feel like doing that and Paul didn't build it that way. And Curt's stems are the schnizit.

Fat Robert
11-24-2007, 12:32 PM
Is the Pacenti on the market?


in a word

no

Fat Robert
11-24-2007, 12:34 PM
I'm with RudAwkning on this one: custom stem from CPG. Forget threading a threadless steerer; Curt doesn't REALLY feel like doing that and Paul didn't build it that way. And Curt's stems are the schnizit.


i bet paul could do something similar

that way i get his paint guy's washed-out seafoam

bra and panties have to match

michael white
11-24-2007, 12:34 PM
In the future, we'll have more custom stem builders than frame builders. Some of the best stem builders will offer painted-to-match frames as an option, but only if you buy their stems.


--mw

amator
11-24-2007, 01:08 PM
another example of a threadless stem, given that quill aesthetic.

Ive always been .. lugged = quill stem but this new faux quill is great :cool:

J.Greene
11-24-2007, 02:28 PM
i
bra and panties have to match

even if the carpet and drapes don't?

JG

Fat Robert
11-24-2007, 07:20 PM
talked to paul

130mm -17 filleted stem in the que, seafoam green

schweet