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    Senior Member dannyq's Avatar
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    Making sure everything is straight

    How does everybody make sure that there bar, stem, steering tube is straight? Just by eyesight?
    I recently had some my stem changed but I cant seem to get the new one straight!
    Maybe I'm being too much of a perfectionist, but I was hoping there was a trick or something!

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    Try it with one eye closed.

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    I ain't no newbie redirekib's Avatar
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    I suppose, if you want to be very accurate, you could align the front and rear wheels with a string line and then measure from the handlebar ends to some point on the frame.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyq
    How does everybody make sure that there bar, stem, steering tube is straight? Just by eyesight?
    I recently had some my stem changed but I cant seem to get the new one straight!
    Maybe I'm being too much of a perfectionist, but I was hoping there was a trick or something!
    eyeball it and take an allen wrench with you when you ride. the harder you look the worser it gets .

    ed rader

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