Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the June Giveaway Coming Soon (June 18th)


Resizing Headset
#1
Hi all,
*This is my first post so please bear with me*
I recently got into a nasty bike accident and managed to salvage just about everything except my frame, fork and cranks. I just bought a new (to me) bike off craigslist to put all my old components on. Sure enough the stem on my old bike is to big for the headset.

My question: is the headset diameter dependent on the frame or the fork? I would like to keep my old stem (or quill, not certain on the proper terminology). I can replace the fork but I'd like to keep the frame.
  Reply
#2
answer : Both, sort of
Pics would help. If you do have a quill type of stem you cannot use it. sounds as if you went from an 1 1/8 to a 1 in steer tube on your fork.
if you are threadless you could buy an adapter to step up your steer tube to fit
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#3
Thanks Painkiller.
It's an older bike (late-80's) and yeah, after doing some research it is a quill stem. There's a little wedge inside. So I would need to find a fork with an 1 1/8" steer tube?
  Reply
#4
if your new frame is for a 1 in steer tube you cannot go with a fatter fork tube to be able to use your old stem. you must buy another stem. If you do not have a fork for your new frame you must buy the smaller fork to fit your frame and a stem
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#5
and you can get one of these to be able to use your handle bars:

http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Threaded-Threadless-Quill-Adapter/dp/B0037N6PEC/
Nigel
  Reply
#6
(11-10-2011, 05:52 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  and you can get one of these to be able to use your handle bars:

http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Threaded-Threadless-Quill-Adapter/dp/B0037N6PEC/
Hi Nigel, I bought one of these for a project. They work very well but are not very long. I used it with an adjustable stem to gain correct h/bar height.Its a great idea and allowed me to finish the job.
  Reply
#7
Thanks all. I'm going to stick with the current stem.

That adapter is neat, only wish I could use it..
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
What are your best tips for long rides?
Yesterday 09:48 PM
Reasons to buy aluminium not carbon bike...
Yesterday 12:19 AM
hello
Yesterday 12:16 AM
What did your first bicycle mean to you?
Yesterday 12:14 AM
Happy Fathers Day
06-16-2024 12:47 AM
Great CHEAP winter gloves (AKA This one ...
06-15-2024 10:35 AM
YABD - vintage Bernard Carré frame, etc
06-15-2024 01:11 AM
Forgot to introduce myself!
06-14-2024 11:07 AM
Fat bikes for ever..
06-13-2024 01:12 PM
Adding brake to kids balance bike
06-12-2024 11:06 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
40 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
26 posts
no avatar 3. Dusan
15 posts
no avatar 4. Amanda_W
12 posts
no avatar 5. meamoantonio
9 posts