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Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:38:22 pm »
I have a 1995 vintage frame that's a bit tatty. If I'm going to spend ££'s on enamelling I would like to open options to raise bar height and tidy up the current bodge of a  1" quill with ahead adapter and 110mm stem. Wondering whether to get the fork converted to 1" aheadset with more options for spacers but worried this a rabbit hole of obsolescence. 

Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 08:46:25 pm »
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 09:07:10 pm »
https://www.velovitality.co.uk/products/nitto-technomic-225-tall-quill-stem also comes in a 26.0mm clamp version. I have a less extreme variation of this stem on my Frezoni built for PBP99. Still doing its job.
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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 09:22:17 pm »
choice of stems here

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems-1-222mm-quill-threaded/?length=110

filtered for 110mm length

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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 10:32:06 pm »
Thanks all lots of options there...

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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 10:41:27 pm »
One thing to keep in mind is that Nitto measure their stems differently to most manufacturers. Most measure C-to-C length along the top surface of the extension. Nitto measures C-to-C length along the side of the extension, so their measurement is about 5-7mm shorter than when measured along the top surface.
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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 10:42:23 pm »
If you elect not to convert the fork to aheadset and want a tall 1” quill, I have the one linked to by LWaB. I don’t use it and it’s in excellent order.


If interested I’m happy to sell it at significantly less than the cost of a new one - let me know. It’s one of many parts I’ve been meaning to sell for ages.

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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2020, 12:09:15 am »
Hi Aidan,

I refurbished my Dawes Galaxy with the Humpert Kobra Vario Tube Adjustable 1 Inch Quill Stem - 25.4mm Clamp. It was around 90-100mm too long for my liking. I had bought the longer stem as I had no point if reference, as I didn't know the size, or how I should measure my old quill stem. I ended up cutting off 90mm with a hacksaw. But it had plenty of scope for any height I wanted as I could just cut off what I didn't need.

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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 02:04:32 pm »
1" A-head is a bit of a technological dead-end; the market has pretty much decided 1" = threaded and 1 1/8" = threadless..  Velosolo do long quill Zenith stems in a couple of sizes.

You can also have a longer threaded steerer brazed in and add spacers under the locknut.  With a steel steerer you can have several inches of spacers if you want.
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Re: Frame Refurbishment - Raising Handlebar Height.
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2020, 04:24:58 pm »
...You can also have a longer threaded steerer brazed in and add spacers under the locknut.  With a steel steerer you can have several inches of spacers if you want.

I wouldn't.

 The steerer wall thickness is less than half wherever the steerer is threaded.   It is important that the quill extends further down than any threaded region on the steerer, else the steerer is liable to break in service (bad).

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