Moving on with my project, appreciate opinions on best way to integrate modern stem to 1" headset through adapter. I have seen including spacers as in picture but not best looking solution. Is there any other way? Thanks
Why not a steerer extender in combination with a threadless headset (and a less bulky stem)?
It would help to get the headset, spacers and stem in the same color. It also looks better to get a less chuncky stem.
What would the difference be (sorry, first project) re the headset? I installed a steerer extender and used one of possible stems but not definitive. Will need to see final position once assembled. It is the space between headset and stem (around extender) that I want to cover best way possible.
I agree with @kjlem & @WimVDD - similar colours & less chunky stem is the way.
Edit: also slamming if your back can cope helps.
There's also this: https://www.innicycle.com/ which replaces the top threaded race and locknut with a clever combined quill/steerer extension. I have one I haven't got round to using yet.
Yep. The kalloy ones from eBay are fairy slim and match up quite well.
I used one of these on a former bike.
Thin gauge needs quill. #Changemymind
could you not use one of these with a 1" to 1 1/8" convertor?
Much cleaner look. Also available in black or other people make similar I think? Assuming you can find one in the country the right length at the moment that is...
Those are great, running them on two bikes at the moment. Does require you to cut the threaded part off of your fork steerer (strongly recommended).
After building this it looked like the 1st pic. Then I took the ahead steering combo off and switched back to the old skool Cinelli bar & stem
(forum compressed image looks somewhat blurry the original is here)
They are easy to cut to length.
Black or silver doesn’t matter since they are hidden under your stem and spacers.
Quill stem 1+
Seems I will end up looking for a silver stem....;) Seen Deda has something I could use, also Zipp. Need to get the bike fully built and get the right length. Will post update once done (sometime next week)
? My reply was to @peter_v
Innicycle adapter +1
This is a great idea but it still costs more than the bikes that I want to use it on. I hope someone will make a cheap version anytime soon.
Threadless fork + shim is the neatest solution
Well yeah, obvs, but most of the time you're talking paint too, once you've found a suitable fork... Must be close to ten years ago now, I paid AU$400 for a used Easton Aero in 1".
Still, that's less hassle than replacing a threaded steerer, I guess
You can buy a Columbus Minimal fork in 1" for £200 new. Still a pretty penny and still would need painting, but it's not too ridiculous.
I've bought this 1inch Alpina for around 120 and the paint only cost me like 20 so I guess it is not that bad.
Looked at those, but I had a hard time ordering one so bit the bullet on the flashy Easton number which was a tad lighter still
Getting there. Enjoying the build process. Let’s see if next week….
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