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I'm looking at used bikes to use for my first SS project, and have found several that look good, but have old-style quill stem/threaded headset. I'm guessing that all I would need for conversion would be a new fork, headset, and stem. Any gotchas I'm not thinking of? Things to look for?

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Jim
 

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Sounds like you need one of these.



https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm...rand=&sku=9755&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=

Comes in 1-1/8th" diameter or 1" diameter so you can fit them into both sorts of threaded forks/headtubes. Slide the narrower section into the fork/headtube, clamp your regular 1-1/8th" stem around the thicker part on top, them tighten the bolt at the top of this stem adapter and you're good to go.
 

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roadiegonebad said:
steerer diameter
More importantly, heatube (frame cup) diameter. Assumingly, If he's buying a new fork, headset, stem, he'd match them. What to watch for in old bikes is that they don't have smaller frame cups in the head tubes.
 

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Here's the measurements from the Manu website (Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee):

FORK Cromoly steel
Travel, mm n/a
Axle-crown length, mm n/a

HEADSET
Steel headset
Size 30.0/34.0/28.6
Stack height, mm 34

CONTROLS

HANDLEBAR Riser 30mm
Clamp diameter, mm 25.4

STEM 25 deg rise quill
Steerer clamp height, mm n/a

Am I going to be able to add newer, lighter components, or should I keep looking?

Thanks again.
 

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SeamusCA said:
HEADSET
Steel headset
Size 30.0/34.0/28.6
Stack height, mm 34
That's a standard 1 1/8" headset. Sure it's not already threadless?

Am I going to be able to add newer, lighter components, or should I keep looking?
That's the latest standard. You'll have no problem finding parts.
 

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SeamusCA said:
Good to hear. I'm not sure, but I assumed quill stem = threaded steerer.
Oh yea. I didn't even look at that. Yup, it's threaded. But you got options.
 
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