Tandem Cycling - 1 1/4" headset
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12-22-10, 06:06 PM
I have a Trek T100 that has road components. It has a steel fork with a 1 1/4" threaded headset and stem. I found a good deal on an Ouzo carbon fork with 1 1/4" threadless steerer. I now need to find a 1 1/4" threadless headset and stem. I can get the headset from Chris King even though I was hoping to find one for less money. I was wondering if anyone knows where I might find a stem? LBS suggests I might have to shim a 1 1/2" stem. Thanks for reading.
12-22-10, 07:03 PM
12-22-10, 07:06 PM
Precision Tandems has both the headset (CK - I see what you mean about the price) and stems. I also have one used take-off from a Santana, but what are the odds it is the right size/rise? It's a 130mm, ~12 degree rise (bar center even with top cap of stem).
12-22-10, 07:39 PM
Actually, any of the tandem speciality dealers will have them in stock and you can also have your LBS order from QBP... Mark @ Precision will take good care of you, as will Mel at TandemsEast, Jack @ TandemsLtd, etc...
As for cost, you could always use the much more affordable DiaCompe Aheadset 1.25" headset -- more like $70 -- and Ahead stems -- $35 -- instead of the premium-priced components if you were so inclined. Linky (http://www.tandemseast.com/parts/stems.html)
12-22-10, 07:53 PM
I recently replaced the 1.25" stem on my 1994 C'dale M700 with a Santana.
I bought it from Precision Tandems:
12-22-10, 07:57 PM
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