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    Stems!!!

    Im refinshing an old huffy and i was wondering if i could convert the stem to a normal stem since the original stem is the shaft type stem


    Thnks for your help!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle99
    Im refinshing an old huffy and i was wondering if i could convert the stem to a normal stem since the original stem is the shaft type stem


    Thnks for your help!!!
    You can use a quill adapter which will accept a threadless stem. On a huffy, I wouldn't waste the money.

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    What is wrong with the current stem?

    Good chance the adapter sydney speaks of won't work on an older Huffy in any case, as they generally take 21.1 diameter stem, rather than the more common 22.2 quill diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafydd
    What is wrong with the current stem?

    Good chance the adapter sydney speaks of won't work on an older Huffy in any case, as they generally take 21.1 diameter stem, rather than the more common 22.2 quill diameter.
    If the steerer tube has a large enough ID,the Locknut on the HS can probably be opened up enough for it to work.

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    Thnks wut is a quill adapter ive never heard of that and i need a new one cuz the old one is all rusted out

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    no no pics its just a shaft type stem and i want to replace it with a normal stem and headset

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    whats a quill adapter????

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle99
    Im refinshing an old huffy and i was wondering if i could convert the stem to a normal stem since the original stem is the shaft type stem


    Thnks for your help!!!

    Your Huffy already comes with a "normal" stem!!!
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    no it doesnt the current stem is a shaft style one

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    By shaft, do you mean 'quill', ie there is an aluminium wedge thet is pulled upwards to secure the stem by tightening a 6mm bolt at the top of the quill? These days, a 'normal' stem would be an 'aheadset' type where the unthreaded steerer tube protrudes up through the aheadset and the stem is basically a tube with opposing clamps on either end, one of which clamps the handlebar and the other the the unthreaded steerer tube ?
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    The two basic types of stems:

    The traditional quilled stem, also known as the 'normal' stem. And then there are the newer threadless, aheadset stems, also know as 'abnormal' stems.

    I think your old Huffy would look nice with the original normal stem.....and don't add anything abnormal. Keep that classic look!

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    thanks for the help one more question-wut brand of stem and headset should i buy??? budget is about$70 or lower

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    This may be a bit heretical. Pyramid (yeah, the cheap brand name) sells an extension for the old 7/8" quill stems. Looks similar to a quill to threadless adapter. Inserts into the steerer and tightens with a wedge just like a quill. The upper part is wider so your old quill will fit inside. They are intended to allow you to raise the stem and bar more than your existing quill, but the exterior diameter is about 1" so might work with a 1" threadless stem or 1 1/8" stem and bushing. The extension is cheap - $3-4.
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    thank you

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