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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:06 am 
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I have a 1 1/8 one i am not using. make a offer. it has only been fitted once to a bike, before i got the correct forks for the frame.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:08 am 
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Piperdave wrote:
I have a 1 1/8 one i am not using. make a offer. it has only been fitted once to a bike, before i got the correct forks for the frame.

Dave


Thanks Dave but I need a 1" extender!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:59 am 
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I fitted one. It works fine but adds weight and if you're a perfectionist it'll niggle you constantly! If you just need a quick, practical, acceptable solution it's fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:54 pm 
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I got a Velo Orange threadless adapter for 1" threaded forks from Jamie at Freshtripe. Gives you plenty height. A 1 1/8" Ahead stem will sit nicely on top.

http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/Handlebars,%20Headsets%20%26%20Stems.html


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:30 pm 
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groovyblueshed wrote:
I got a Velo Orange threadless adapter for 1" threaded forks from Jamie at Freshtripe. Gives you plenty height. A 1 1/8" Ahead stem will sit nicely on top.

http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/Handlebars,%20Headsets%20%26%20Stems.html


I need a 1" ahead stem to fit - looks great though.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Indeed. Tricky dilemma. There are some nice NOS stems on the On One website...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:17 am 
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Im considering using this to get me out of a hole, I have a 145mm head tube and a set of threaded forks with steerer 130mm!
Seeing the previous comment on weight, was this significant on the Velo?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Hi, here's a link to the adaptor on Velo Orange, with all the specs:

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor.html

The VO stem adaptor is robust. Got this from Freshtripe. Weight wise, it roughly doubles up on the weight of your average stem. This could be crucial, if you're counting the grams. I've got a 150mm Forge Ahead stem (On-One), on it at the mo – this is chunky beast in itself, but it's on an old old Clockwork stripped down for 1x8 speed road commuting. If I'm going to off road and need to do some carrying, I swap back to an old all in one stem set up.

Sounds like a 130mm short steerer is going to be problematic though...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Hmm just realised with the steerer tube shorter than my head tube what I actually need is a steerer extender which maintains the 1" through the headset top bearing race
maybe one of these????
Any advice appreciated

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bhp-2021-stem-extender/


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