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    Quil Stem as opposed to threadless stem

    I am currently riding a cannondale r500 with a quil stem, but really like the look and practicality of threadless stems. Is the only way to ride with a threadless stem to have a fork that accommodates a threadless stem? I'm just a little confused as to how that works

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    You can use an adapter like this >>>> http://www.bikeparts.com/productinfo...706-44134.html

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    be aware though, those adapters can flex quite a bit. if you got the scratch, just buy a cheap new fork. you could probably even find a used one for not much more than the price of an adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    be aware though, those adapters can flex quite a bit. if you got the scratch, just buy a cheap new fork. you could probably even find a used one for not much more than the price of an adapter.
    they don't flex anymore than a regular quill stem.
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    with this you can use a threadless stem in place of a threaded one:

    http://www.google.com/products?q=qui...less+converter

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    Thanks a lot guys!

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    also, if i were to switch to a new fork, would i require a new headset too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpuppy13 View Post
    also, if i were to switch to a new fork, would i require a new headset too?
    If you get a fork with a threadless steerer tube, then yes, you will need a new headset. Depending on your frame, you may need a 1" steerer such your stem will either have to be 1" or you will need a shim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    they don't flex anymore than a regular quill stem.
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    Profile design makes a nice and solid quill stem adaptor; nitto makes them too (for a premium of course...)

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    Aesthetically, most 1 1/8" threadless stems look funky on a skinny 1" head tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Profile design makes a nice and solid quill stem adaptor; nitto makes them too (for a premium of course...)
    +1. I got the profile design adapter. no flex at all. i dig it.

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    The Velo Orange one is nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    they don't flex anymore than a regular quill stem.
    but they do flex more than a regular threadless set-up, but I guess op doesn't want to go threadless for the sake of stiffness.

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