22 August, 2008

VO Stems and Stem Adapter


Many of you have asked for a simple all silver polished threadless stem; well here it is. It's light, has a very nice finish, and a four bolt face plate. 7-degree drop/rise.


The VO threadless stem adapter allows you to use this, or other threadless stems on a bike designed for a quill stem. The advantages include the ability to use commonly available stems with a variety of rise angles. Threadless stems also have removable face plates, so bars need not be "stripped down" when switching bars or stems. The adapter fit in a regular 22.2mm fork and work with a 1-1/8" (28.6mm) stem; 190mm length. We really like the shape of the particular design.

24 comments:

hal said...

Chris,

I really, really appreciate you doing this.

hal.

mraceebb said...

Just to check, what is the rise/angle of this lovely stem?

Chris Kulczycki said...

7-degrees

philvarner said...

Nice. The adapter looks much more constructeur than the this-is-obviously-a-hack other adapters out there.

Joseph said...

you've done a good thing here.

Anonymous said...

The adapters are nice!
Why do the stems have "VO" etched facing the same direction? It seems as though they should be opposite of each other so you always have one up/one down. Otherwise, very nice!

Chris Kulczycki said...

The etching is that way because we just assumed they would reverse them. So much for assuming; next time we'll call out the placement.

Anonymous said...

nice stem, but I'm holding out for the quill VO/Nitto, if that's still coming . . .

It Depends said...

This stuff is so great. Would you consider doing the same stem but with a steeper rise? Maybe 17 degrees (so that it either could be parallel to the ground, assuming a 73 degree head tube angle, or could get the bars way up there)? (I mean as an additional option, not as a replacement for the 7 degree stem!)

Anonymous said...

+1 on the Nitto fillet brazed quill stem.

Anonymous said...

the adapter is your most perfect product to date, and you've had some good ones.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! and the seatpost is great too! at great prices!!! thanks...

lamplightsg said...

That's the only adapter I've seen that actually looks good. In fact, I'd never even considered the possibility before! :D

meade said...

excellent adapter! its about time someone came up with a good one!

meade said...

excellent adapter! its about time someone came up with a good one!

Anonymous said...

+1kudos for the adapter. Will you be making it with a longer quill?
Jorge

Anonymous said...

How much quill is there above the maximum extension line?

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I think with aesthetic preferences for threaded stems aside, threadless is the most practical choice anymore, especially with frames that are separable for packing. Taking down a threadless headset and dropping a fork is just easier. As much as I like classic quill stems, I don't like the idea of packing along a headset wrench.

Henri

bonechilling said...

I'm hardly a weight-weenie, but I'm curious what the weight is on these stems?

Chris Kulczycki said...

There is 12mm of length above the min. insert line on the adapter.

A 100mm stem weight 140gms, that's very light.

patates frites said...

CK, I guess you meant 12mm *below* the min. insertion line? BTW, I don't see that line in the picture.

seaneee said...

Chris. Congrats on all the new VO stuff. Soon you'll have to pony up and offer a gruppo!

Rene said...

I got the adapter. Now, I wished I also got the stem in one shipment.

david_nj said...

These are nice stems for sure. One thing that would be neat is to have a boss -- perhaps M6 -- brazed in under the stem about halfway out, to hold a decaleur.

140 grams is really light. I am pretty sure the carbon stem on my race bike is more that that.