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Converting Mtb Tandem towards the Road(2 posts)

Converting Mtb Tandem towards the Roadlunchrider
Jun 21, 2001 3:24 PM
I am in the midst of converting my Cannondale MT2000 to be more like a road bike. I have gone to Sti and drop bars already. But the bars Streched me out to much. I put a really short stem on and it helps but I think that they need to come up a bit. No room to move up on the steering tube (not sure thats what its called). So, I've heard about stems that can adjust in multiple directions. I've heard about a model made by Look. Any ideas?
Jun 22, 2001 10:25 AM
The Look Ergostem is a possibility. I'm spec'ing one on my new Calfee tandem to accomodate my stoker and I switching places easily, but there's a downside. The stem is kinda ugly, and at least twice the weight of a standard stem. I'm also concerned that it might feel less rigid, I'll just have to wait and find out. There are stems with a taller rise as well as stem extenders (vertical) for threadless stem systems. If you have an older style "quill"
type stem try Rivendell bicycle works. They have some hard to find and more "upright" stems. Good luck!