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Quill to Ahead Converter

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by ChrisKH, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Is there such a thing? I have a great set of handlebars that I want to fit to an old steel frame but it has an old quill headset which isn't really large enough for the width of the bar. Obvious solution would be if there was a converter I could use the Ahead stem I already have which does fit it. If available, where could I get one?
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    They certainly exist - my LBS does them

    Couldn't find them on Wiggle:wacko:, but maybe I didn't look hard enough.:wacko:
     
  3. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Cheers Doc. I'll have to pull out the handlebars as I have no idea on the quill measurements. Probably 1 1/8".
     
  4. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    No worries:biggrin:. Actually, I think I saw some in my local Halfords t'other week...
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    LBS is definately worth a try.
    I got a 1 inch quill stem with 1.1/8 head on it...about £7 from my LBS. Couldnt even buy it off ebay for that money.
     
  6. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    ITM definitely do them. I agree that the LBS is best place to start.
     
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    TC has one of them fitted (make sure you get the right size). Does the job very well, but looks a bit gappy.