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Old 06-08-05, 01:32 PM   #1
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Modolo stems- any problems?

This is the one I'm most interested in buying, 100mm, possibly for pairing with a steel track bar (newb question: is there any stress problem caused by a track (steel) bar/road stem combo? Thanks).

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no prob lem o
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Just watch out on clamp diameter compatibility. Some [most?] track bars are 25.4mm, and you stem is 26.0mm, a difference of .6mm, which can be solved with a coke/beer can shim, or buying a $10 nitto shim.
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Thanks for the replies. The bar I have (in transit) is a Deda Pista from BianchiUSA's website store. The clamp diameter is 26.0mm (not Deda's usual 31.7 or whatever- they must have made these for the cheaper stems on the Pista), so I'm fine with that stem. I just wanted to make sure there was no problem with track/road compatibility, and that no one here had any issues with the stem's quality.
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Old 06-09-05, 12:42 PM   #5
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my friend got one of those stems and had the bar clamp bolt strip on him almost immeadietly. he was even using a torque wrench. it was the head that stripped, not the threads. He says it rides fine, but he'll never get those bars out.

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