Yesterday I got my latest project stymied because my LBS couldn't slide a threaded stem over these bars:
Now, I could get a threaded stem with a hinged faceplate, like this one:
But there aren't that many, I can't find one I like in the right size, and I'd much rather use a nice, classy, traditional quill stem, something like this:
(not really traditional, but possibly pretty cool- more likely the first one)
So NOW, I want to replace the bars (and put the Solida bars on my IRO, which has no such stem issues, and for which I think the anatomic road bars I use now are too flexy (they're Modolos).
THE QUESTION IS: Do you think I'd be able to slide a normal(ish) quill stem like those in Figs 3 or 4 onto these bars:
or perhaps more likely
Is it possible to work out some sort of wedge to hold the quill stem open enough to get it around troublesome bends in these types of anatomic handlebars?