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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 07-16-10, 01:40 PM   #1
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21.15 (.833) Stems

So be being a cheap butt, I never bought calipers to measure any of the inner or outer diameters of my steerer tube. I just went by what my headset locknut said, 22.2. So I bought 2 Origin8 22.2 quill stems and they didn't fit. Now a little bit more research on sheldonbrown and apparently I need a 21.15 stem. 22.2 and 21.15, not much of a difference, do you think I could just sand the 22.2? I'm having trouble finding 21.15 stems and I want one with a 26.0 clamp. The bike is a Huffy 15 speed cruiser from the 70s that I converted to a fixie. I already painted the bike and bought new pedals, tires, bars, brakes, and a headset for it so I really just want it to be complete. Or should I just forget about it and get a more modern bike.

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Old 07-16-10, 01:59 PM   #2
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The bike is a Huffy 15 speed cruiser from the 70s that I converted to a fixie. I already painted the bike and bought new pedals, tires, bars, brakes, and a headset for it so I really just want it to be complete. Or should I just forget about it and get a more modern bike.
I'd say cut your losses and start over with something more standard.
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Old 07-16-10, 08:00 PM   #3
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Sounds good man. I'll wait for more opinions but I'm probably just gonna leave the bike how it is now, stem/bars combo doesnt look great but it still rides fine and just save up for a new bike.
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I think I have one at home. PM me and I can see about getting it to you.
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I'd say cut your losses and start over with something more standard.
And preferably something higher quality, a huffy will always be a huffy.
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