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Old 04-20-08, 04:11 PM   #1
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1" threadless vs 1 1/18" threadless adapter

I'm going to buy a threadless adapter, just wondering whether I should go with 1" threadless or 1 1/8" threadless. It's probably not a big deal either way, maybe you guys can suggest some stems that'll lead me one way or the other. I'm looking at the Profile Design adapter, I know that Nitto, Nashbar, Performance Bike also have adapters through searching the forums, any other suggestions?
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Old 04-20-08, 04:17 PM   #2
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The only stem I can really think of that makes me want a 1 inch threadless is the cinelli alter. But otherwise I would say go with 1 1/8th
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just get a 1/8th inch shim

then you can use whatev stem on your threadless fork
i hateeeeeeeeee threaded
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good call, i think i'm gonna go with this guy.
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what size is your fork? go with the size of your fork and dont bother with a shim
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Its 1", but you can get an adapter that goes to 1" or 1 1/8", thats what I'm trying to decide.
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Get 1 1/8". You'll have a vastly wider selection of stems.
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The only stem I can really think of that makes me want a 1 inch threadless is the cinelli alter. But otherwise I would say go with 1 1/8th
+1

at first I though he was talking about one of these? I'm still not sure...

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i know what you are talking about i actually have a 1 1/8 shim on my stem which my fork uses a 1" threadless...

I was asking out of the curiosity of my own stupidity when i built my bike up for the first time.

But man do I love my bike (almost as much as my woman )

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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Thomson-Stem-1-1-...QQcmdZViewItem

this is the same shim from the same guy i bought mine from
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+1

at first I though he was talking about one of these? I'm still not sure...

I am talking about one of those.
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^^ So you have a threaded headset then?
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^^ One would obviously assume so from reading the original post.
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You might as well go with the 1 to 1-1/8 adapter, but using a shim is no problem. Ritchey stems all come with adapters and they work fine.
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any of you know which of the adapters fits on the headset flush, it looks like the Profile Design and the Nashbar/Performance ones taper about half an inch.
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nitto and the old cinelli model. looks like the zoom and deda models also.

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