Quill Stem Replacement, help needed

by jova54   November 4, 2012  

I've got an old Peugeot which is my main road bike but comfort on longer rides is becoming a bit of a problem especially in the lower back area.
The pedal/saddle relationship is fine so I want to raise the handle bars, only problem is I'm at the full extent of the current quill stem, so I think I need a longer stem with some adjustable reach.
Anyone got any experience of replacing a quill stem with a long threadless converter and A-head type stem or know of anyone who supplies longer quill stems with adjustable head?
Quill stem is 1" diameter and I currently have 100mm above the top bearing cap. Reach on the stem to the handlebars is 100mm.

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These work pretty well:


You can then get a suitable stem (or even an adjustable one) to get the bars at the desired height.

posted by Jonny7C [64 posts]
4th November 2012 - 19:09


I've the same problem and one suggestion I've had is a taller stem by Nitto st johns cycles appear to have a stock

posted by hesket14 [3 posts]
4th November 2012 - 19:29


I've used quill converters and would recommend them as they work well and give you a huge number of options with all the different ahead stems out there as opposed to the limited number of quills left on the market.
You may find you don't need an adjustable stem/especially long quill converter, as you can always 'flip' ahead types to get a higher position and there are many different angles available.

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
4th November 2012 - 20:54

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