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stem measurement(6 posts)

stem measurementsynapselapse
May 22, 2002 10:48 AM
I'm thinking I'd like to stretch out my position a little more with a longer stem, but I have no idea how to measure my current one for the sake of comparison. I'm guessing that there is a standard way to do this (c-c)?

Thanks
re: stem measurementJL
May 22, 2002 10:50 AM
Yep. Center to Center in centimeters.
. . . although for reasons unclear, there is variation amongbill
May 22, 2002 11:05 AM
manu's (in small increments -- a couple of mm either way, in my limited experience).
variation in length definition...C-40
May 22, 2002 3:18 PM
Older quill type stems can generally measured by laying a scale across the top from the center of the clamp bolt to the center of the bars.

Newer threadless stems which have varying angles, are measured along the side on a line that runs parallel to the extension and through the center of the bars to the center of the steering tube. If you lay a scale on the top of MOST threadless stems, the measurement will be 3-5mm longer than the stated length. There are exceptions. I got a Ritchey Pro that was measured the old way, while the Ritchey WCS is measured the new way.
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May 22, 2002 11:02 AM
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May 22, 2002 11:17 AM
School get out early today?