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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:08 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi guys/girls. I have an old Raliegh Lizzard which I'm runnung single speed and slicks as a commuter bike.

I want to fit a stem with a longer reach and steeper angle. I assumed my stem size was a 1" but when I measure it, its showing 21.1.

According to wiki/google thats 'old American bike sizing' and eBay looks like they're all for BMX's?

So to run a 1" quill stem will I need a new head set or do they even exist for my frame?

And will the I/D of the stem on the forks be 21.1 too?

Thanks for your time!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:50 am 
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Hi,

I had a similar problem on an Activator, seems to be a common Raleigh size, however i did remove the original headset and install a 1" threaded and changed the forks to 1" and then it was easy to sort a stem out from there.

hope you get sorted :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:54 am 
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Cheers bud, the only shame there, is I'll lose the matching coloured forks...
Thanks for your reply!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:06 am 
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caferacer wrote:
Cheers bud, the only shame there, is I'll lose the matching coloured forks...
Thanks for your reply!


Yeah true, I just went for some plain black 1" threaded from ebay did the job and didnt look outa place.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:16 am 
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Can't you just find an old Raleigh stem that fits the bill?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:44 pm 
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How about tracking down something like this..

http://sgvbicycles.com/Quill_Stem_Adapt ... hrome.html

I would have a modern stem and keep original forks as a better option personally.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:17 pm 
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The wanted section on here is worth a punt in both cases - if an RB'er hasn't got a part it their box of bits no-one has.

Seen Brittains Biggest Hoarders? Think a bike version and you have the average RB'er.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:35 pm 
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From memory the frame has a 1 1/8 headtube with a reducing headset down to the 21.1mm fork...

Just to make things easier.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:41 pm 
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And I was about to say I bet LGF will be along soon.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:34 pm 
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dablk

Thats exactly what I'll need!

I've emailed them for a shipping quote.

Cheers.


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