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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-17-08, 01:37 PM   #1
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Pazzaz 21.15mm stem adapter

I have an old road bike that accepts a 21.15mm stem. Right now I have a cheap Profile Designs Boa mtb stem on it (130 degrees). The reason that stem is on there is because it has a face plate on it (two bolts with a removable plate to hold the bars) and I like to switch between my north roads bars and road bars. It was laying around but was too big (22.2mm) to fit the steer tube so I sanded it down. It took like five hours. The 130 degrees is becoming uncomfortable and I want to change things up. Because I have such a small steer tube (21.15 style) I'm having trouble finding a stem with a face plate AND the geometry I'm looking for (about 70 to 80 degrees). I'm thinking that getting an adapter and going with a threadless stem is my best bet unless you guys and girls have any other suggestions.

Some site called cyclepath.ca has this product:
http://www.cyclepath.ca/products/item1327.htm

It's the only one I could find to fit in my steer tube, does anyone know anything about this adapter, the company or the website (past ordering experiences would be helpful regarding the canada/us thing)?

Any help is appriciated.
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Old 04-17-08, 01:47 PM   #2
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The product should work as you say it is the same as your steer tube.

It would give you good adjustability as you can use pretty much any 1-1/8" threadless stem on it and these are available with the removable faceplates and in almost any length and angle.

I don't know anything about the company or US customs as I am in the UK sorry
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