Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Bikes: 90 Bridgestone MB2/3, 97 Lemond Zurich, 97 Waterford 2200, 95 Mondonico Futura Leggero
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Does anyone else have this problem?
I am trying to put together a bike and in my stash of parts I have 7 stems and 4 handlebars, but the stems are all 25.4 and the handlebars are all 26.0.
This is really annoying me.
I thought about buying some sort of flexible sanding drum and seeing if I could sand away at the inside of a stem, but I couldn't find where anyone says that really works. I know there are are sanding drums at harbor freight that would seem like they would work. But I don't know if it would take the material off uniformly enough.
I thought about sanding away on the handlebars, but that will make things look pretty bad.
Is there really no way to make that work?
And if the answer is no, does anyone here want to swap a stem? I don't need anything special, just nothing super short.
And while I am at it, I also need another 26.0 stem for a bike I intend to keep-- that one needs to be nice and 100mm in length. I would trade a bunch for that.