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quill??(7 posts)

Apr 7, 2003 5:01 PM
I have a 1998 lemond tourmalet with a quill which I want to convert using the quill adapter but I dont know my steerer size !! Is it 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch and what is the extension size in mm??? Thanks alot Confused
you wanna do what, now?desmo
Apr 7, 2003 6:48 PM
Your bike has 1" threaded steerer. You now have a quill stem. This is ok. What are you trying to accomplish?
re: quill??Rusty Coggs
Apr 7, 2003 7:33 PM
1" steerer, and why don't you measure the extension? somewhat pointless though.
Apr 8, 2003 1:39 PM
so, do you want to fit a threadless stem, using a quill adaptor? Keeping the same fork and headset, but using a newer stem, maybe something with a 2-bolt cap?
If so, you've got a 1" headset, and the extension size of the stem is measured from the center of the stem binder bolt (middle of the quill) to the center of the bar clamp. Pretty much a guesstimate, but since stems tend to come in 10mm increments, you'll be close enough.
A couple things, though. You won't save much weight, if any, since the adaptor's fairly heavy. And, you lose some height adjustability, since I think the adaptors are shorter than some quill stems.
It will make stems swaps a lot faster, though, if you have a single-bolt stem now. If that's what you want, there's deals on nice, two-bolt threaded stems all over the web. Quills aren't bad, just older tech.
Yes, in other words.the bull
Apr 8, 2003 2:06 PM
Just leave your bike alone!unless you want "the look of treadless"kind of silly though!Quills work better than treadless because you can adjust hieght to anywhere.
The only reason there are treadless stems is because it is eaiser for bike companys when they want to set up bikes.
one fork fits all!
Let's see: weighs more, costs more. Yeah, just do it! (nm)Kerry
Apr 8, 2003 3:29 PM
Let's see: weighs more, costs more. Yeah, just do it! (nm)omega74
Apr 9, 2003 12:29 PM
If I want a smart ass remark next time I'll be sure to ask you