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Old 09-30-03, 07:24 AM   #1
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Quill convertor

Does anyone know where I can get a Quill to Ahead convertor :confused:
I searched the Internet but could not find any
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You can get one at your local bike shop, Performance bike, Colorado cyclist or most any other mail order bike shop.
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Check out tri-zone they have them for $10, you can get one to adapt i tto use a 1 inch or 1 1/8" threadless stem.
http://www.tri-zone.com/Catalog/BigPFStemAdapter.html
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I've heard some mixed reviews about the safety of the quill to threadless adaptor. Does anyone here have any opinions?
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I've heard some mixed reviews about the safety of the quill to threadless adaptor. Does anyone here have any opinions?
I personally know a couple riders with this conversion. They're using 1 1/8" Ahead-stems on their 1" threaded headsets. Most of these adapters are 1" to 1"...or 1" to 1 1/8". Either one will work fine......depending on the diameter of your new threadless stem.
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I have used one for quite a while on one bike, and used one on a bike I recently sold for a while. I can't see any reason why they would not be safe.

I would go with a 1" version, the reason behind my decision is that virtualy every stem out their can be converted to work with 1" but a 1" can't be converted to a 1 1/8". I know there are very few stems out there that are only 1" but you can get some good deals on them at times when you do find them .
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I would go with a 1" version, the reason behind my decision is that virtualy every stem out their can be converted to work with 1" but a 1" can't be converted to a 1 1/8".
.......you mean by use of a shim......which is perfectly ok. In other words, you can get a straight 1" adapter and use either a 1" stem or a 1 1/8" stem with a shim.
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I found a website that sells them http://mikesbicyclecenter.com/site/p...&Category=1528
but dont know which one to get?
I have a LeMond Nevada City, how would I know which size?
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Ok, I got my stem out (what a b*$#h) and on the side it reads 22.2 cm, so is it 1 inch fork?
is so, if I buy a 1 inch adapter, can I then buy any stem I like to put on my bike?

Thanks again
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Ok, I got my stem out (what a b*$#h) and on the side it reads 22.2 cm, so is it 1 inch fork?
is so, if I buy a 1 inch adapter, can I then buy any stem I like to put on my bike?

Thanks again
Yes, your steerer tube is 1". You can get a 1" to 1" quill adapter and get a 1" ahead-stem.
BTW, other on-line merchants sell these adapters for much less than from the link you provided.
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Thanks, I just ordered one, now one more question (sorry), what is the difference between a road and a mountain bike stem :confused:
can I put a mountain bike stem on my road bike :confused:
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Yes there is a difference between a road and MTB stem, atleast on average. Standard MTB stem has clamp size for the bar of 25.4mm while a road stem is 26mm sometimes 31.8 for oversized bars.
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kev, you were half right. MTB stems are 25.4mm, or 1" exactly. however, roadbike handlebar makers are a bunch of clowns that are worse then shimano in making their stuff incompatible with other stuff. There is 25.8mm for TTT and ITM, 26.0 for deda, 31.8 for *some* OS, but I know there is a 31.7 out there ...its a mess, man.
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