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    Anyone run mini bmx bars?

    If so, what kind of stem do you use? I got a set of NOS powerlite mini bars (powerlite were/are the best BMX bars ever made in my opinion). I'm just not sure what kind of stem. I would really like a DK Cruiser stem, but they are expensive and hard to find these days...
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    do you run threaded or quill?

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    I have a 1" threaded fork.

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    mini gt bmx stem with a shim

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    am i'm sure you know, threaded bmx stems are few and far between. they can be pretty cool on a non-bmx bike though:



    this appears to be sniks bike, with GT bmx quill stem.

    there aren't too many threaded road stems that have a removable front to get bmx bars in. the salsa SUL is the only one that comes to mind right now that's readily available.


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    BMX stems definitely appear to be "in" for the moment,
    or in the process of coming in. I had Powerlite Mini Bars
    on my ELF. I think they're probably my all-time favorites.

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    sold that bike but still have bars and stem.

    I bet you could find a shim that would work great

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    Why am I going to need a shim? I thought it was the same diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling
    BMX stems definitely appear to be "in" for the moment,
    or in the process of coming in. I had Powerlite Mini Bars
    on my ELF. I think they're probably my all-time favorites.
    I had a set of experts that spanned my 3 Haros and a GT. The team I raced for wasn't happy because of our sponsorship, but I just refused to switch the bars. The only way I would have done that is if I had got a full factory ride, which I was semi-close to before I moved to DC and there were no BMX tracks within 100 miles =/ As far as in, I had the idea for awhile, then I saw a picture and that was that. The search was on. I haven't seen a single person in DC with a BMX style setup, but I wouldn't care if I saw several. My Jamis single speed is a true beater, I bunny hop it, take it off jumps, run it into and over stuff on a daily basis. BMX setup would make it all the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NNNN
    am i'm sure you know, threaded bmx stems are few and far between.
    Oh, I don't know about that. I was just searching for
    replacement stems for my Torker and I saw probably
    twenty or more threaded 1" BMX stems on eBay. Many
    of them cost between $10 and $20, even with shipping.

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    I have a gt mini stem and its a little bit smaller than 1 inch so i shimmed it but I was thinking a shim on the handle bars to make it fit a road or track stem

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    I have a set of powerlite mini bars for sale if anybody wants them PM me. Cut to 48cm, let them go cheap!

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    Jesus man, you cut down powerlite MINI bars?! How much of your hand covers the 'power curve'?

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    So, is it safer to shim in the clamping area of the bar, or put a shim in the fork? How hard is it to remove from the fork?

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