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    rice
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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.

    Thanks
    Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by StepOffBigDee View Post
    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.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    rice
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    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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    Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

    You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

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