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Road Bars (26mm) in a Mountain (25.4mm) Stem = Problem?



 
 
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Old April 3rd 05, 02:52 AM
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Default Road Bars (26mm) in a Mountain (25.4mm) Stem = Problem?


"Steve Sr." wrote in message
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Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.


You can use a thin metal shim.


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Old April 3rd 05, 03:08 AM
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"RonSonic" wrote in message
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 01:52:31 GMT, "Gooserider"

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"Steve Sr." wrote in message
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Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.


You can use a thin metal shim.



Hrrrruh?


Yup.

They make them with negative thickness these days.


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Old April 3rd 05, 03:09 AM
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 01:52:31 GMT, "Gooserider" wrote:


"Steve Sr." wrote in message
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Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.


You can use a thin metal shim.



Hrrrruh?

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Old April 3rd 05, 03:41 AM
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Steve:

Hell yeah, this is wrong! Not a good idea. See my suggestion in my
response to your other post about sources for a 130 degree road stem.

App

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Old April 3rd 05, 04:10 AM
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"jtaylor" wrote in message
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"RonSonic" wrote in message
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 01:52:31 GMT, "Gooserider"

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"Steve Sr." wrote in message
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Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.


You can use a thin metal shim.



Hrrrruh?


Yup.

They make them with negative thickness these days.


D'oh! Sorry 'bout that....


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Old April 3rd 05, 03:18 PM
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Steve Sr. wrote:
Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.

Thanks,

Steve


Depending on the stem it may either case a bent bolt or bolts that don't
engage enough treads. Both bad ideas. A broken stem/habr connection when
out of the saddle climbing can really hurt. Stems are cheap, get the
proper one. Dental bills are not cheap.
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Old April 3rd 05, 03:40 PM
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On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 22:08:55 -0400, "jtaylor"
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"RonSonic" wrote in message
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 01:52:31 GMT, "Gooserider"

wrote:


"Steve Sr." wrote in message
.. .
Is this small diameter difference likely to cause a problem in real
life? I am trying to put a high angle (130 degree) stem on my road
bike to improve the fit and the high angle stems seem to only
available for Mountain bars.


You can use a thin metal shim.



Hrrrruh?


Yup.

They make them with negative thickness these days.


Cool, can I get 'em at Harbor Freight. The Hole Mover I bought there has come in
real handy. Between the two I can go back to measuring once.

Ron

 




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