Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - 1" quill stem for oversized bars
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06-29-05, 02:48 PM
I really want to use the Deda Pista bars on my bike, but I have 1" threaded fork. anyone know if there's a quill stem out there which will work with oversized bars (31.7mm)?
How about maybe changing out the fork steer tube for a threadless 1" and then I could use a threadless stem (which is readily available). Anyone know if its possible for my LBS to change out the steer tube on my fork?
06-29-05, 02:52 PM
I've never heard of an OS quill stem. Quills "disappeared" before OS stems became popular.
Changing the steer tube would require cutting and welding. Something a framebuilder might do on a steel steere, but not your LBS.
You might just want to go with a quill to threadless adaptor. Yeah they're kinda ugly, but it's probably your best and safest and cheapest option.
06-29-05, 02:55 PM
Cinelli makes one.
like so http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=Quill+Adapter+Post&vendorCode=CINELLI&major=1&minor=22
Here's what the threadless adapter set-up ends up looking like:
06-29-05, 03:05 PM
a number of small builders make quill stems (including some sweet luggled stems).
i bet you could have one made for about the same price as a nice mass-market stem (ok, or maybe a little more).
06-29-05, 03:31 PM
You could change your fork to a 1" threadless. I went down to my local shop and found the tallest fork I could and cut it down. Just make sure that there are no threads left when you are done.
06-29-05, 06:44 PM
Those threadless/threaded adapters don't look to bad. True they aren't as elegant as a quill stem, but it opens up the doors for some very cool bars. And the bars are what my hands actually touch, so I like having options there.
06-29-05, 09:15 PM
i rode a threaded-threadless converter for years on my road bike. no complaints. more of an issue on the road, but it's nice to be able to pick up a threadless stems for under $20 to try out different lengths and angles.
07-02-05, 09:01 AM
How many pink Shaquille sized forks like the one you used are floating around out there?
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