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Old 07-14-14, 09:37 AM
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Tallest threaded-to-threadless adapter?

I would like to use a threadless stem on my threaded road fork, and I need to get the bars up pretty high. Who makes the tallest threaded-to-threadless converter? I would rather not put a stem riser on top of the threaded-to-threadless converter, since it seems that would add a flex point and add up to possibly unnecessary extra weight with the additional clamp mechanism. So a tall threaded-to-threadless adapter would be ideal. Nobody seems to consistently show hight specs on these with the online sellers. This seems to be a common need so I figured somebody on the forum might have already done research that can be shared.
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To my knowledge, all threadless stem adapters are designed to have the head pushed down against the headset. However they do have more extension below than the 2-1/2" minimum needed, so there's potential to raise them somewhat, but think using a high angle stem makes more sense.
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i have a profile threaded to threadless adapter
and it has a clamp area just big enough for the stem
but the quill has a couple inches of height adjustment

and
the stem in no way need to be against the headset
as the headset is the threaded type
the adapter basically turns a clamp on stem into a quill stem

and
if two inches of quill extension
plus a high rise stem
doesnt get your bars high enough
then i suspect you have the wrong size of bike
or a bike that is otherwise ill fitting
to the point of being impractical for you to ride
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The one Velo Orange offers is quite tall. I have one on my commuter MTB so I can't measure it right now, but it's considerably longer than a Profile I have on another bike.

VO Threadless Stem Adaptor - Threadless Stems - Stems - Components
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Soma Fabrications High Rider -- Soma High Rider Stem Adapter (Threaded steerers)

If you need something taller than this, you've got serious problems.
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Originally Posted by strock View Post
Soma Fabrications High Rider -- Soma High Rider Stem Adapter (Threaded steerers)

If you need something taller than this, you've got serious problems.
Super. I had not found the Soma adapter in my own searching. And the serious problems? Yes. Age, combined with the refusal to accept limitations on my desire to keep doing what I want to do.
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