Re: [CR]stem/bar compatibility

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:49:24 -0400
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]stem/bar compatibility

At 3:01 PM -0400 4/25/05, wrote:
>Funny that Sheldon should mention handlebar height. I was just trying to
>figure out a way to raise my handlebars. I don't need to go way up, but I
>would like to reduce the drop from saddle to bar.
>Option 1: Cheat on the max height line on the stem. I am not a big guy.
>Can I raise the stem above the line? How far above the line? What is the
>minimum amount of stem that must be in the steerer? Catastrophic stem
>failure is certainly scary to contemplate. Your answer in no way implies

I've sometimes gone 1/2" above on my own bikes, but I'm a trained professional who rarely stands to pedal a multispeed bike.
>Option 2: Use a Nitto Technomics.

That's "Technomic."
>Can I use the Technomics, which has a
>diameter of 26.0 with a set of Cinelli bars, which are 26.4? Can I get the
>bars in the stem without scratching them to pieces?

Not recommended.
>Related issue: I have a feeling the Technomics is just too long (and a
>regular stem is too short--call me Goldilocks) Is it possible to cut a
>Technomics stem down? With hand tools?

Yes. You might also consider a Technomic Deluxe, which is shorter than the regular Technomic, but longer than a traditional stem.

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