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    1" quill stem for oversized bars

    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?
    Jon

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    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.

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    Here's what the threadless adapter set-up ends up looking like:

    http://fixedgeargallery.com/2005/apr/FIXEDFIEND_aol.htm

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    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).

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    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.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    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.

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    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.

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    But Cynikal,
    How many pink Shaquille sized forks like the one you used are floating around out there?
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