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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Arlington, VA
Bikes: Diamondback Outlook
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[QUOTE=dobber]Are we talking MTB or Road? I assume since you're using the quill adaptor you've currently got an old threaded headset right?/QUOTE]
Actually I have an a mountain/comfort bike. It's a Giant Outlook. It had this one piece stem like those Nitto things. So I thought I needed this stem adapter in order to get a new, shorter stem. I didn't realize one piece stems came in so many sizes. (I think I need to look beyond Performance and Nashbar sometimes!)
MTB handlebars are 25.4mm clamp size, right? The shortest I see that Nito has is 0 rise (why do they say it's angle is 71??), with 70mm length. This would be 70mm reach, right, but I'd like to shorten it about 2 more cm than that. (After about 9 months of riding I'm kind of realizing the frame is a bit large, and I'm trying to compensate.)
Did you ever see any one piece stems for a MTB with a 5cm reach? Do they exist, or will I just waste my time google-whacking it? How come most stems for the MTBs are the separate, two piece kind? Most people don't raise their handlebars, I geuss, huh?