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 Post subject: Ahead to Quill adapters
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:36 pm 
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My Cats Wiskas has a 1" threaded steerer and the Control Tech stem I have is 135mm and feels a little long.

I'm struggling to find any 120mm zero-10deg rise stem to fit.

I could fit my Manitou 1-1/8" if I get an adapter - what are the thoughts on these adapters?

Like this...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=6254

This one looks a bit "Cheap" - Which ones can be reccomended?

Cheers,

B.


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Works a treat, cheap but then how pimp does it need to be!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:58 pm 
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The nicest I know is the Modolo Pilot. I have it fitted on my Verlicchi. It actually looks pretty good.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:50 pm 
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I've just thought of a problem with this idea.

The Manitou stem has a lip round the top which prevents the 1-1/8" steerer tube from coming up above the stem.

Top pic here shows it.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5247

Could be a spanner in the works :cry:


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Why does it need to come above the top of the stem? Is there some kind of lock bolt that has to fit over the top? If you're not using a threadless headset then there's no need for a top cap, the stem just clamps to the threadless adapter and the adpater is held in place with the quill bolt.

If the problem is that the "thick" bit is too tall, can you use some spacers to keep the top of it below the top of the stem ?

Terry...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:52 pm 
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your lbs should have one for about £8 try it, like it or leave it
dose open a whole world of stem lovelyness tho.

mike


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