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Old 06-29-05, 01:48 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-29-05, 01:52 PM   #2
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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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Cinelli makes one.

like so http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...jor=1&minor=22
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Old 06-29-05, 01:59 PM   #4
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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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Old 06-29-05, 02:05 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-29-05, 02:31 PM   #6
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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.
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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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