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Old 02-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Mark Davison Mark Davison is offline
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Quill stem advantages

For long term ownership of a bicycle, quill stems offer the advantage that you can reduce the drop from saddle to handlebar by simply raising the stem, or going to a Nitto Technomic stem with a longer quill. This isn’t a matter of correcting an incorrect fit, but changing the fit to accomodate an aging body.

Accomodating future changes of fit with a threadless headset requires leaving more steer tube uncut, and stacks of washers above and below the stem. The antithesis of the clean slammed washerless look.
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