Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Most modern stems are of the type you're looking for, ie. with a removable front plate so bars can be switched with levers attached. The bars don't factor into this at all except that the center diameter must match the stem clamp. Current production is mostly 31.8mm, but there is still 26mm (old road bar standard) and 25.4mm (mtn bars and many Japanese road bars).
If you have the stem, verify the clamp diameter, and shop for bars accordingly.
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