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Mtn. bars on road stem(3 posts)

Mtn. bars on road stemCX H
Jun 4, 2001 5:01 PM
I'm using a fork that requires 1" threaded stem. i want to run MTB bars but there doesn't seem to be any options with stem bar combo due to the diameter differences between the two.
re: Mtn. bars on road stemgust-of-sun
Jun 5, 2001 6:52 AM
two options come to mind. 1st, check the LBS for 1" quill MTB Stems, mine's got some decent control tech stems for about $15. 2nd, get a quill to threadless adapter. this is basically the bottom end of a quill stem with a straight section at the top for a threadless stem to attach to. you can then use a shim to run 1+1/8 threadless ATB stems.

good luck,
gust-of-sun
re: Mtn. bars on road stemminor threat
Jun 5, 2001 7:58 AM
the easiest and best way to do this is simply call rivendell cycles, they have a shim, beautifully made, which will be perfect. you can also use the tried and true coke can cut to fit and jammed in there for a shim method. this very method was employed by g.lemond to literally win the t-d-f, when his new scott tri-geek bars didn't fit his stem in the final tt(look closely on one of those posters of him hammering past the arc de triomphe and you'll see the red can shim sticking out).