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Old 05-09-06, 09:14 AM   #1
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Handle bar and stem

Hey guys I was wanting to get a new handle bar and stem, I was wondering if there would be any compatability issues, or do they just bolt on??


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Mountain bike, road bike? Threadless steerer, threaded steerer? More facts please, mate.......
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its a mountain bike, I'm not sure what you mean by threaded steerer, or threadless steerer though??
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its a mountain bike, I'm not sure what you mean by threaded steerer, or threadless steerer though??
Do your have a separate stem or is it a quill type (found on cheapie mtbs)? If it is a separate stem the swap should be simple, just make sure you pre-load your headset bearings.
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The quick answer is, yes, there are compatibility issues. There are two main types of stems (quill and threadless). For threadless, there are two main steerer clamp sizes and two handlebar clamp sizes. There are probably some oddball sizes as well, so you need to know what you have and what you you are trying to accomplish.
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ok, I guess I have a quill type, so now, all I have to do is measure the diameter to find out which I need.

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