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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I just bought an 18" 1996 Kona Lava Dome which came with a 125mm stem. Its waaaaay too long for me and I would like to put a shorter stem on (100mm), only I'm having trouble finding one. I came across quill to threadless stem adapters and wondered whether or not they are safe for riding off road? If they are it would be useful because it looks like it might take me a while to find a suitable quill stem.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I used one before, no problems at all.

Bike had a 1" threaded/quill stem setup, but it allowed me to fit a 1"1/8th size "Ahead"/threadless style stem, which was much easier to find in the right length and rise for me.

Only thing is some of the purists might not approve of the conversion, but it's YOUR bike :wink:


I think the adapter I used was made by Pzzaz or something similar, from eBay.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:04 am 
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Used one and my 16+ stone hasn't broken one.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:51 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
I used one before, no problems at all.

Bike had a 1" threaded/quill stem setup, but it allowed me to fit a 1"1/8th size "Ahead"/threadless style stem, which was much easier to find in the right length and rise for me.

Only thing is some of the purists might not approve of the conversion, but it's YOUR bike :wink:




^^^ This ^^^

I have them on a couple of bikes, no problems, just make sure everything is done up tight in the usual way.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:54 am 
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I have one I no longer use if you're interested. Has sleeves at both ends so will cover all sizes.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:55 am 
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Thanks chaps. I'm going to be using the bike a lot so comfort and control are a priority so I shall purchase one and put some riser bars on too.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:01 am 
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Just don't put bars end on those riser bars, that is a step too far... even for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:18 am 
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The History Man wrote:
I have one I no longer use if you're interested. Has sleeves at both ends so will cover all sizes.
JEK wrote:
Thanks chaps. I'm going to be using the bike a lot so comfort and control are a priority so I shall purchase one and put some riser bars on too.


yes, no, maybe? Can send a pic? Cheap as chips, good as gold,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/System-EX-Qui ... 5d38d3e704


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:26 am 
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If you screw the ahead stem into the adapter than you will get a solid piece like a conventional quill stem. So there will be no problem with this setup.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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The History Man wrote:
The History Man wrote:
I have one I no longer use if you're interested. Has sleeves at both ends so will cover all sizes.
JEK wrote:
Thanks chaps. I'm going to be using the bike a lot so comfort and control are a priority so I shall purchase one and put some riser bars on too.


yes, no, maybe? Can send a pic? Cheap as chips, good as gold,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/System-EX-Qui ... 5d38d3e704


Sorry, I must have been writing my post as you posted yours. I ordered one just after, thanks for the offer.


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