? about intgrated handlebar & stem Vintage Mt Bikes.
I bought an 85 Raliegh Mesa Runner, to rob the ingrated handlebar/stem for my 86 Schwinn Sierra. I was suprized when I put the calipers to it. The stem on the Raliegh is smaller than the 1 in standard.(I assume it is 7/8 dept. store size) My question is did the "vintage" or "old school" handlebar/stems come in various stem sizes?
It did not fit. It is the smaller size. I went with a "trekking" bar off an old schwinn criss-cross. I may yet harvest it and put it in the parts bin before reselling the Raliegh "Grand Mesa". If I keep it I do not know what I would put it on. The current bike is not worth much, but it is all original , even has the matching tires. The tires have the same logo as the frame. I will say this, the byllmoose bars do not look like they could fail, no matter what you did to them.