|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 do||weiwentg|
Oct 6, 2002 5:27 PM
|I think it's 1" threaded, in which case any quill stem should do||giantpeanut|
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 do||moabbiker|
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 stem||weiwentg|
Oct 7, 2002 2:27 AM
|and get a new, better bike later.|
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).