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Old 05-25-19, 07:43 PM
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Quill adapter

Anyone use one of these. Would like to convert to a 1-1/8” stem for a larger selection of modern bars.
some of the online pics look kinda cheesy, and brand recommendations?
looking for a nice one.
thanks,
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Old 05-25-19, 07:59 PM
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Hey, B.

I used an Origin8 adapter with a 1 1/8 threadless stem and am pleased with the setup.
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Old 05-25-19, 09:08 PM
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Many of use use or have used them. Check the STI/Ergo thread as there will be a number of people using them there, including myself. I run them for the big benefit in "sureness" when in and out of the saddle (not that a quill setup is sketchy), as well as stiffness and a modern compact drop bar profile (looks great, more ergonomic, works well with modern STIs/Ergos).

Profile Design makes them in mulitple diameters, as does Deda with their Spada (comes in black).

There can be poor examples, so check that thread mentioned above. Here's an example of mine--I run it right off the top of the headset (not an issue) so it looks like it's threadless. Gives it that fast look without giving up much, if any, height/elevation (compared to saddle height) depending on your previous stem/bar/hood setup.

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If I understand correctly, there are no adjustments in height when going with an adapter - other than the angle of the stem used. It's basically "slammed" and that's it


Also, unless I am mistaken, the only cost effective quill stem that can accept modern bars is by Origin8, which is surprising. I would think there would be more options. A bit bulky looking but gives you on the fly height adjustment with the look of a quill


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You can adjust a quill adapter just like any quill stem. On the origin8 one, you probably have about an inch of adjustment, on others you might have more. Not that I'm saying you should buy it, but there are $30 knockoffs of the 31.8mm handlebar -17 degree silver quill stem. You can also get compact bars in 26mm, but the problem is that due to the tight radius of the bends, it can be extremely difficult to fit into a stem without a removable faceplate.

I'm not sure what there is to say about them looking cheesy. When installed, the only parts you can see are a top cap and a 7/8" extension coming out the bottom of the stem unless you have the funny looking ones with gradual taper. On the bike that uses it, I have a custom made cover that look like a headset spacer and covers the wrench flats on the headset to make it look less kludgy.
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Yup, it is height adjustable, and there should be a minimum insertion mark on them.

Being that there are 26.0mm clamp compact drop bar profiles (a la Soma Highway One), for less fuss and clean aesthetics in conjunction with a decent height-above-top-tube requirement, A Nitto stem plus the Soma bars is the way to go. If running things in the "slammed" position, then an adapter setup will look great.
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I am using a few and have some around. I may even have a stem or two. drop me a PM
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There is also a headset / threadless adapter integrated solution available: Threadless Conversion Headset. I have no experience with this, but some BF members in that thread seem pleased.



They are available on Amazon.
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