|Quill Stem Diameter||MisJG|
Apr 19, 2002 8:13 AM
|Ok, I feel really stupid even asking this, but I am looking to replace a quill stem and have been looking through catalogs, etc. I found one I wanted and needed to know what size I would need. The catalog listed 1" and 1 1/8" diameter stems, so I get out the calipers and put them on my existing stem where it disappears into the headset. My stem measured 7/8". What gives? Is this one of those things like tire sizes where there are 500 different ways to measure something and the numbers don't mean anything anymore? Or am I measuring the wrong thing? Like I said, I feel pretty stupid asking this 'cause it seems like this should be a no-brainer. Why can't anything be easy?! Thanks for your help!|
|road bikes usually require 22.2mm diameter quill's.i||Spirito|
Apr 19, 2002 8:21 AM
|unless its french which is pretty rare nowadyas and needs a 22mm quill.
your 7/8" measurement means its a pretty safe bet for the standard or 1" or 22.2mm quill diameter.
it is all a bit stupid with regard to numbers and such. you can feel safe with ordering a 1" quill and your bike and fork is for a roadbike with threaded headset.
|Yes. Neglected to mention, road, threaded. Thanks! (nm)||MisJG|
Apr 19, 2002 8:25 AM
|re: Quill Stem Diameter||Nessism|
Apr 19, 2002 8:24 AM
|The 1" and 1-1/8" dimensions listed relate to the outside diameter of the fork steerer tube. Quill stems are designed to fit INSIDE a 1" steerer tube and thus as you noted they are 22.2 mm or 7/8" in diameter.
|So I measured the wrong thing. cool. Thanks! (nm)||MisJG|
Apr 19, 2002 8:28 AM