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    Help finding stem

    I have a Giant Sedona comfort bike, the stem on it is super long. It is a quill stem. I ma having trouble finding a really short stem. Any ideas, or should I go to a threadless adapter and stem? Handlebars are 25.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by coppermouse View Post
    I have a Giant Sedona comfort bike, the stem on it is super long. It is a quill stem. I ma having trouble finding a really short stem. Any ideas, or should I go to a threadless adapter and stem?
    A threadless adapter will give you more options.
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    an adapter would probably make this much, much easier.

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    What part of the stem is too long, the quill that goes into the head tube or the extension that holds the handlebar? Do you know whether it is an inch or inch and an eight quill? There are inexpensive options out there. I'd look for something that fits the bike as is, and only if that fails, go to a threadless adopter.

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    The adapter makes more sense than trying to buy new . It's worth rolling the dice with a Craigslist post looking for the quill stem.. a lot of out dated parts out there that are just too nice to throw away. I'm sure there's a guy out there with a couple in the spares box that would love to see them put in service somewhere. Maybe even ask in the retro forum here.

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    There is still a big selection of quill stems. Tons of them online (if you can't find them online i'm not sure what you're doing), and a lot of shops that deal with basic, cheap bikes will have them. At the shop I worked we had more quill stems than threadless...

    If you look up retro stuff be sure that the clamp diameter is 25.4 not 26mm.

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    The extension. I believe it is 1" stem

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    so you want to get your handlebar lower, higher, closer, or farther away?

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    If there's a bike co-op nearby they will have several boxes of quill stems, probably have about a thousand to choose from.
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    lower, closer

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