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Old 05-23-08, 11:16 AM   #1
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finding out length of stem? where to measure?

i have a stem. i want to replace it. how do i determine it's length? from which point to which point should i measure?
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Old 05-23-08, 02:59 PM   #2
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check manufacturers website?
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Old 05-23-08, 03:15 PM   #3
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not sure of manufacturer. it was a cheap steel stem that came on an entry level mtb.
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Old 05-23-08, 03:29 PM   #4
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Usually its from center to center....so center of the handle bars to center of the fork tube

If its on the bike,get on it,look down and measure the above

If its off the bike in your hand measure the same way just pretend.....center to center
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Old 05-23-08, 03:40 PM   #5
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"Usually its from center to center....so center of the handle bars to center of the fork tube".
That measurement is the reach of the stem.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:24 PM   #6
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height/angle/reach (or length) are the three measurements of a stem. Those are the traditional terms.
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Old 05-24-08, 05:12 AM   #7
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That's right....and the method of measuring the length or reach is as above....Replace it and enjoy your riding

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