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Old 05-30-09, 09:52 PM   #1
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Stem diameter clamp Question...

I'm looking to get some riser bars for my mid 80's schwinn sprint, But im not sure on the clamp size I think it might be 25.4 but I'd rather be 100% sure. Thank you!
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Old 05-30-09, 10:49 PM   #2
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You can't possibly expect anyone to know what size stem you have just by saying you have a 80s schwinn sprint. More than likely it will be 25.4 but there's no way anyone can be 100% sure without as much as a picture or even better a measurement!
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bring the stem with you the LBS.
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Old 05-31-09, 01:13 AM   #4
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A set of inexpensive (measuring) calipers are a great tool to have in your box. I use mine way more than I expected, but I've got a lot of bikes, and I make a lot of changes. You can measure inner dimensions (the hole in your stem), or the outer dimension of your current handlebars.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47257


PS. I'd guess 25.4mm.
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