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    Der Irregular Biker ThePizzaBandit's Avatar
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    bianchi pista stem problems

    Noob question: I retired my convertor fixie recently and got a shiny chrome bianchi pista 05. I like the bike but I don't like that I'm leaning over so much. It's my commuter bike (!) and I want to sit back a little bit more. The stem is 12cm. It's too long and too low. I flipped it and it's a bit better, but still too long.

    Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap chrome 80mm (or 90 i guess) stem with some serious rise to it? Gotta be 1" threadless. I know this sounds like something easy to find, but I haven't found a good cheap one yet.

    Thank you.

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    T'less stems are almost exclusively 1 1/8" in my neck of the woods (rather large woods, eh?) Solution: shim. BAM! You have 189346182364 stems to choose from.
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    asleep at the wheel fixedpip's Avatar
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    1" threadless is getting harder and harder to find. You pretty much have three options:

    1) Old 1" mountain bike stem - however the handlebar clamps on these are 25.4 so not that usefull unless you run nittos bars.

    2) Find a decent 1" road stem and flip it to get some rise, some are designed to do this.

    3) Get a 1 1/8" threadless stem and use a 1 1/8->1" shim to use it on your fork. Some stems still come with 1" shims or your LBS should be able to supply you with one.

    One of those will work for you, but I think 3 is probably the easiest option.

    [Edit: curse you LóFarkas!! - beat me to it]

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    Der Irregular Biker ThePizzaBandit's Avatar
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    Thanks for the advice.

    But a friend of mine found a supplier that I think I may try.
    http://www.icyclesusa.com/catalog/ti...-bike-stem.htm

    Now I just need some 42cm chrome bullhorns...

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    universalcycles.com has a good selection too

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