[Classicrendezvous] gb stem

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 19:53:12 -0500
From: gregparker1 <GregParker1@compuserve.com>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] gb stem
To: Jonathan Cowden <jac33@tron.arts.cornell.edu>
Cc: gregparker1 <110404.153@compuserve.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

"Min. insertion lines? We don't need no stinkin' min. insertion lines!"

(If I may paraphrase an old movie line....).

Neither post nor stem had 'em for many decades; I'd suggest that you insert the stem until the binding area (end) of the stem is a least below the threaded portion of the steerer, but 1.5" of insertion is also sometimes given as a min. guideline.


Greg "retrogrouch" Parker

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From: Jonathan Cowden, INTERNET:jac33@tron.arts.cornell.edu To: CC: , INTERNET:classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Date: 10/30/00 5:29 PM

RE: [Classicrendezvous] gb stem

Hi all. My Raleigh Super Tourer has a GB stem. Recently I decided to yank the bars up a bit, gave them a bit too much umph, and pulled the stem/bars out (what can I say -- I'm Jackie Chan's stunt double). After doing this I noticed something a little disconcerting: the stem doesn't seem to have a min insertion line. Is this common? How much stem should I leave in b4 I start risking injury?

Jon Cowden
Ithaca, NY