Help before I assault my bike
Short story-Changing the quill stem on my 2000 model Trek 1000. Got a new stem and was ready to go. On the stock stem the bolt is recessed down in the stem while on the new stem the bolt isn't. Which wouldnt be a problem if I could just use the bolt from the new stem but it doesn't thread in the hole down in there. It's too big. 2 sizes too big to be exact. So I just go to use the old bolt that was on the stock stem and it's to short to reach the hole and still be above the top of the stem where it will stay. I knew I had to get a 1"threaded 22.2 quill stem but what is the deal with this recessed and not recessed mess. Is there anything I can do to make this work that I'm not seeing because it has been frustrating me all day.