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Very short quill stem

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Dave5N, 29 May 2008.

  1. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I need a really short (80mm or less?) quill stem for my son's bike. It is a bit big and he is very stretched out and finds his neck aches when on the drops for a while. A shorter stem will pull him back and he might actually get off the nose of the saddle!

    Does anyone have such a thing?

    Many thanks
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    why don't you get a proper headset dave!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Because the bike has a threaded headset.
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    get a proper i.e. threadless headset. Take the old fashioned headset off. Put the proper headset on. (Or get a bike shop to do it).
    Then you'll be able to fit a proper stem on.
     
  5. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    Nothing wrong with threaded headsets and quill stems.
    I have a 70mm Cinelli one - any good? Yours for, say £5 via PayPal and in the post tomorrow.

    DSC_0205.jpg
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Well, there is - if nothing else that there's not as good a range of stems for them!
    I had a bike with a quill stem and it kept coming loose, so i don't trust them.
     
  7. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    Fine. You carry on with your lumpy, heavy, inelegant threadless setups, Bonj.

    Meanwhile, Dave5N knows what he wants and it's a quill stem. Much as you may disaprove, fitting a shorter one is a much cheaper and more appropriate solution to his problem than buying a whole bunch of new parts just because you don't like the design of the old ones.
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    more be luck than judgemenet.
     
  9. OP
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    Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bonj, you reveal more of your ignorance with each post you make.

    Uncle Phil, many thanks. I'll get the tape measure out and get back to you.
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    the world's moved on now dave.
     
  11. Bonj, be quiet. Dave doesn't want a threadless headset, he wants a quill stem. He already knows about threadless headsets and doesn't need you banging on the inside of his computer screen shouting about them.
     
  12. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    What! ... Like this 2008_0514TREK0001.jpg
    d'you mean? ;).
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well, it's adjustable, but i'll let you off.
     
  14. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Gee! Thanks bonj :tongue: It replaces this one
    2008_0506Trek7000001.jpg
    which was a little bit too high (but only cost a couple of quid) and looked a bit gormless. The original conversion looked like this
    2008_0506Trek7000003.jpg
    and I thought that looked even worse, though the bars seemed more or less where I wanted them. I found that SJS do a spacer that just 'filled the gap'. I suppose that I could have fitted one of these
    Quill.jpg
    but I wanted black and an open-face clamp (and anyway that cost more than the bits I finished up with anyway). So, I reckon that I have the best (or worst?) of both quill and ahead :smile:.