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stem(7 posts)

Jun 20, 2002 5:47 AM
I made a major mistake last night and striped out the threads on my stem. I striped the threads hole where the bolt goes in to hold on my bars. I have an extra mountain bike stem laying around somewhere. I am at work so I cant check if it will fit but I was wondeirng if any of you knew if the handle bars will clamp right using a mountain bike stem. If not I need to stop by the lbs on the way home. i just dont wanna make an extra trip home to see if it fits then have to run out again to the lbs to buy a stem if it doesnt. Thanks
re: stemRepulsiveRonPruitt
Jun 20, 2002 5:51 AM
Maybe if you stayed off the Jack Daniels while working on your bikes, you would have better luck. Just a suggestion. Take it for what it is worth.
re: stemJackDanielsFSU
Jun 20, 2002 5:56 AM
Hey how do you know thats not my actual name?
re: stemRepulsiveRonPruitt
Jun 20, 2002 6:00 AM
I knew a Jack Daniels at Summercamp at Camp Arrowhead. He was a cool guy. I don't think he tipped the bottle. He was only 12.
re: stemDERICK
Jun 20, 2002 6:11 AM
The hanlle bars should clamp.Are the steer tubes the same size? Mountain bikes went to 1 1/8 in steer tubes several years ago. Most road bikes kept a 1 inch steer tube until about last year.
re: stemmfuchs1
Jun 20, 2002 6:13 AM
I don't think that it will work. The majority of road bars have a 26.0 diameter where mountain bars have a 25.4 diameter. You could probably use it in a pinch but not permanently. I would just stop and get a new one.
Can be fixeddirthead
Jun 20, 2002 6:28 AM
The stripped threads can be fixed for a lot less money than a new stem. You can buy a thread tap that is 1 size larger than the original thread size (5mm vs. 4mm for example) and rethread the hole to the next larger thread size. You will also have to purchase a new bolt to fit the hole (SS socket head cap screw). This will cost you under $5, and take about 5 minutes to fix.