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Old 04-21-11, 01:14 AM   #1
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Are Stems Universal ?

I have some Masi stem and drops , but the stem is 1" I think . Are stem's flexible to fit 1 1/8" ? I don't have a newer fork right now so I haven't had the time to test fit it on . Anybody know If I'll need a new stem ?

EDIT: It's a threadless stem if it makes a difference .
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Old 04-21-11, 01:21 AM   #2
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hell no.

most are 1 1/8 though. if yours is a 1" don't put it on a 1 1/8, if you stretch it it will break.
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Fork tube is 1 1/8"? I think you're out of luck if that's the case.
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Pretty much what people are trying to say is that no, a 1" stem can't fit onto the 1 1/8" steerer.

You can get a 1 1/8" stem to fit on a 1" steerer with a shim.

(only a bigger stem can mayb fit onto a smaller fork, not the other way around.
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Damnnnnnnnnn . Okay thanks guys .
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In some parts of the universe they don't even have bikes.
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and then there is bar clamp size to worry about...
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also consider stack height. most stems are around 40mm but they can vary sometimes but make sure to measure and find out.
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