View Full Version : WTB: black quill stem like this

12-07-2010, 10:30 PM
i'm refurbishing my bike for some holiday travels, and the long-awaited stem is taking its sweet time in arriving--it's somewhere in customs between poland and england and california. so i'm looking for a stand-in!

basically, i'm wondering if someone is willing to sell a black quill stem not unlike the one below. sizes include 26.0 clamp and 90 to 100mm reach; as for rise, the headtube isn't enormous, so no technomics allowed.

obviously, i can get any old black stem at any old store, but i'm looking for something "distinctive," as below. you got one? i'm hoping to get the front end all shipshape by the 14th--frustratingly, i can't put on these new brifters until I get a flipping stem! quill life!! :confused: TTT

12-07-2010, 10:53 PM
So are you looking for a Mondial panto'd stem or just something similar?

12-07-2010, 11:04 PM
So are you looking for a Mondial panto'd stem or just something similar?
hey sean, just something similar, i can't be too picky right now. just watch though, my picky gene will take over quick!

12-07-2010, 11:09 PM
All the Bay Area forum members ought to have swap meet and trade parts. :beer:

12-07-2010, 11:20 PM
that's the best idea i've heard all day! you can be a swap-meeter emeritus.

12-08-2010, 02:26 AM
Ha. We do. At least once a year in Dolores Park. Plus there are about 5 or 6 other swaps in the Bay not counting the big one a the bike expo.

The good ones are the annual ROMP Cupertino swap, The peddler swap in El Sobrante and the Marin bike swap.

As for the stem you pictured. It's a 3ttt Record 84. They came in two clamp sizes, 26.0 and 26.2. The later was an attempt to have a stem that could work with both standard bars and cinelli bars.

The Narg
12-08-2010, 07:10 AM
Well...one thing's clear:

You should get yourself a "Quill Life" tattoo for X-Mas

12-08-2010, 07:25 AM
How about a Salsa with a removable face plate?

Jeff N.
12-08-2010, 03:23 PM
I have a VERY nice ITM "Replica" (like Miguel Indurain used in TDF) black stem almost identical to the one you've pictured. 120mm $25.00 shipped. Guaranteed, if you don't like it, send it back for a refund. jefftnix@aol.com Jeff N.

12-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Jeff, I'd so take you up on that, and am actually curious simply to see it, but my outer limit for reach is really 100mm, ideally less...given the seatpost i want on there, any reach longer stretches me out like i'm sunbathing. tempting, though!

Adam, i'd thought of the removable faceplate route, and may just do that... salsas never seem like the best match aesthetically, but i'm in a crunch here.

Le Narg: consider it done.

12-09-2010, 12:04 AM
I've got a 3T mutant quill stem in black (open faceplate design). 100mm length. Not exactly of the same retro vintage of the one you posted, though. If you're interested, $10 + ship.

12-09-2010, 12:54 AM
Cid: HUGE assist. I'd been looking for a shorter Mutant but just assumed I wouldn't be able to find. Will PM now!