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quill stem + oversized bars

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Anyone know of a good quill stem that will fit newer oversized bar clamp area?
Is the best way to use oversized bars with threaded steerer a quill adaptor?
Which company makes a strong light quill adaptor?
many thanks
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Christian Schneider said:
Anyone know of a good quill stem that will fit newer oversized bar clamp area?
Is the best way to use oversized bars with threaded steerer a quill adaptor?
Which company makes a strong light quill adaptor?
many thanks

No quill stems in the 31.8 diameter. Quill adapter is the way to go. Profile works well.
 
Don't use a quill adaptor.

Buy a carbon fork and a threadless headset. You could probably get a combo deal for around 100 dollars.

Or live with the regular size bars. (the best option)

Or get a new bike, because if you have a quill stem your bike is probably at least ten years old.
 
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Why? If your bike has a quill stem it's probably flexy enough that you'll never feel the difference between running either standard or OS bars, and the OS bars will look totally out of place on any bike with thin tubes.
 
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SlantParallelogram said:
Don't use a quill adaptor.

Buy a carbon fork and a threadless headset. You could probably get a combo deal for around 100 dollars.

Or live with the regular size bars. (the best option)

Or get a new bike, because if you have a quill stem your bike is probably at least ten years old.

Right, spend hundreds to fix a problem that can be solved for $75 or so. Look around, tell me how many 1 inch carbon forks you see.
 
Pietro said:
Right, spend hundreds to fix a problem that can be solved for $75 or so. Look around, tell me how many 1 inch carbon forks you see.

If you look on ebay you will find tons of new threadless carbon forks with a 1 inch steerer. You could easily get a new fork and headset for the same 75 dollars you are talking about.

If you look at the big mail order shops they have them as well, except they cost a bit more there. They sell them for between 80 and 100 dollars for a cheaper one.