Bicycle Mechanics - Stem for Raleigh Olympian
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05-14-08, 10:13 PM
So I just picked up an old Raleigh Oympian, mid-80's vintage, that's a bit frankenbike-ish. Frame is certainly in good condition, but it's currently got some no name stem and flat, mountain bike style bars on it. I'm looking to replace these with a nice quill stem and something like bullhorns. However, sheldonbrown.com tells me that Raleigh require 26tpi on the 7/8" stem. My question is this: is it at all possible to find such a stem that also has a 26.0mm clamp size that most bullhorns use? Seems like stems that would fit that threading on the steerer are 25.4mm clamp size.
05-14-08, 11:06 PM
1) What has 26tpi got to do with a stem?
2) A mid-80s Raleigh will have a 22.2mm stem quill, not a 7/8".
3) The threading on the fork's steerer hasn't got anything to do with stem selection.
Terminology is important. You might want to straighten that out before asking questions.
Quilled 22.2 stems with a 26.0 clamp size are still widely available.
05-14-08, 11:08 PM
OK yeah, got ahead of myself. Pulled things apart and discovered everything you point out there.
again, *first time tinkerer*
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