Tring to fit a new quill - size does matter

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by DaveB, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. DaveB

    DaveB Guest

    I decided to replace the one-piece headstem on my road bike with a separate quill and headstem to
    get the right height and length (no more overstretching for me). The quill is a Cinelli 1" quill
    which looks to be the same diameter as the old one, but I'm stuffed if I can get it to fit. It seems
    to be a couple of millimetres too big. I thought they only came in 1" and 1 1/8". Is there anything
    smaller? It seems a bit bizarre to me that my road bike and MTB both have the same size quill but it
    is smaller than what seems to be the standard quill for sale. I'm half tempted to give it a whack
    with the hammer but will wait and see if some more sensible advice comes to hand.

    Dave B.