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    Drop bar conversion in progress...need a stem...

    I picked up a set of drop bars over the weekend...I was going for cheap...the cheapest I found online was around $35...got a set at a bike shop for $19..I have no idea exactly what they are...sticker says HB Felt Alloy

    Anyone know what stem I will need? Bars themselves say 31.8mm 0d

    I thought that was the width of the bars...could be wrong cause I'm new to bikes.

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    Senior Member AdelaaR's Avatar
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    The bars are indeed 31,8mm so you need what is called an "oversized stem" which is basicly a stem that fits on 31,8mm.
    If you say "conversion", I assume that you convert from a flatbar ... this mean you will have to also change the brakes and shifters.
    Post us a picture when it's done

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    wish I could help. I wound up using bars from an old Ross 10-speed. weird but true.
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