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Old 04-11-06, 06:16 AM   #1
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BMX Stem Diameter and Cruiser Bars?

Do BMX bars and beach cruiser bars have the same stem diameter? I have a funny feeling after ordering a BMX style stem for a beach cruiser I'm building that the BMX bars are slightly thinner with no raised middle like cruiser bars have. Can anyone confirm?

I've got an Electra frame with a 1 1/8" threadless fork so I need a stem that is both threadless and fits beach cruiser bars.

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Old 04-11-06, 12:33 PM   #2
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99% of bmx stems are 1 1/8", unless you get some super ****ty rip off from the 80's
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Old 04-11-06, 12:43 PM   #3
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99% of bmx stems are 1 1/8", unless you get some super ****ty rip off from the 80's
My super ****ty rip off from the 80s stem is indeed 1" quill. I never bothered to check the clamp diameter on it, though, as I'm happy with the apehangers it currently has stuck in it.
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I was acutally looking for the clamp diameter. I think they are a bit different. Have to find a mountain bike stem if the cruiser bars don't fit.
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