Re: [CR]stem/bar compatibility

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:18:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: "John Barry" <usazorro@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]stem/bar compatibility
To: marcus.e.helman@gm.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: 6667


Marcus,

Let's not overlook the obvious solution - get a larger frame.

John (tongue half in cheek) Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA


--- marcus.e.helman@gm.com 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
> liability.
>
> Option 2: Use a Nitto Technomics. 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?
>
> 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?
>
> Best regards,
> Marcus Helman
> Huntington Woods, MI
>
>
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