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Old 09-05-06, 01:03 PM   #1
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am i completely ********...

the wording on this listing is confusing the hell out of me.
i'm hoping it means it's designed to fit into 1" head tubes, but use 1 1/8" threadless stems, correct?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-Stem-Ada...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-05-06, 01:07 PM   #2
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That's who I am reading it.
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this whole part
"* Quill Insertion Diameter: 25.4mm for 1 1/8" stems and 22.2 for 1" stems
* Steerer Clamp OD 25.4mm, for 1", 28.6mm for 1-1/8"

is just confusing me.
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Ack! stay away from bikestop. Not that I love Nashbar or anything, but you can get that from them. you can get that from anyone.
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any particular reason?

i liked this one, cause it (seems to be) made for 1" tubes, but 1 1/8" stems, which, from what i've looked at, gives me a lot more options.
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how is stem length measured? as in, from which point to which point?
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You can definitely find that other places. I have purchased things from BikeStop before though, not any real troubles, they are just a bit slow.

Nashbar has one.

Perfomance has one, albeit a bit more pricey.

I am sure there are many other good sources.
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Stem length is from the centre of the steerer to the centre of the bars, measured along the axis of the stem. (At least that's what I think)

The confusing part is probably an error. The title says that it fits into 1" threaded forks and gives 1 1/8 threadless stems something to grab.

I'd stay away from it, though. Ugliest, heaviest, most complex and vulnerable stem setup ever.
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It is a stem quill that measures 1" you fit it into your fork/steerer tube and the you can use 1-1/8" a-head style stems instead of...1" quill stems
Stems are usually measured center to center. And length will be refered to in mm's or cm, I.E if you see a stem listing that say length of 11 it is 110mm or 11cm.
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cool, thanks.
im not hell bent on a threadless stem, but i hate stems that you have to take the tape off in order to remove the bars, and very few quill stems have removeable faces.
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