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Giant OCR1 adjustable stem replacement???(7 posts)

Giant OCR1 adjustable stem replacement???giantpeanut
Oct 6, 2002 5:25 PM
Is it possible to replace the adjustable stem? I've noticed some flex in it when I stand on climbs and pull on the bars. Some creaking noises too. I don't like it too much. I'd like to replace the stem and bars with something lighter. Any suggestions??? - Thanks
I think it's 1" threaded, in which case any quill stem should doweiwentg
Oct 6, 2002 5:27 PM
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I think it's 1" threaded, in which case any quill stem should dogiantpeanut
Oct 6, 2002 5:58 PM
Is there any way to not use a quill stem? Like getting a headset? Or would that mean getting a new fork also? Sorry, may be a stupid questions. I'm kinda new to the sport. - Thanks for the help.
I think it's 1" threaded, in which case any quill stem should domoabbiker
Oct 6, 2002 9:03 PM
You would have to change the whole fork for that. Since the OCR1 has a nice carbon bladed fork, it would be quite a shame to change it early-on. However, I've seen quill fork adapters that let you use regular threadless style stems. Not sure you would save any weight this way though, if that's what you're trying to accomplish.
just keep the stemweiwentg
Oct 7, 2002 2:27 AM
and get a new, better bike later.
Yes, but...GMS
Oct 7, 2002 6:53 AM
There are ways to not use a quill stem, but there is nothing wrong with quill stems. I've seen nice ones from Salsa and Forte (if you don't want to spend a lot of money) at Performance. I've also seen extremely expensive, light, stiff ones at a shop that I could probably dig up later.

If you want to use a threadless stem, adapters are cheap, but you won't save any weight or buy any stiffness. It would only make sense if you wanted to buy a threadless stem now and carry it over to a new bike in the near future that happens to require a stem with the exact same amount of rise, length, etc. (unlikely).
2 sites - lots of stems - great prices.......treeman
Oct 7, 2002 3:12 PM
check out aebike.com and lickbike.com. .

I can't decide on the length of stem I need for my rescued old road bike and was contemplating an adjustable one so I could set it wherever I want. I see that several companies are installing them new on <$1,000 dollar bikes. I wonder if your experience is common (creaking/flexing).