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Location: Western MI
Bikes: 2015 Windsor Oxford; 2012 Trek T900; 2008 Iron Horse Commuter; 1999 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 Pro; 1980 Fuji Grand Tour SE; 1973 Raleigh LTD-3; 1963 Hercules; 1956 Robin Hood; 198x Worksman Industrial Trike
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Thank you all. I found one of my adjustable wrenches that has a scale on it so it is easy to measure. It is a 1" quill stem (22.2 mm) and a 25.4 mm bar diameter.
I pulled the quill out and to my surprise, there is no minimum insertion mark. Instead, there is a "maximum height" line and that line is very close to the top wedge piece. So I pulled it up pretty much close to the max (120 mm above the headset nut) and now the handle bar is about 2" below the saddle so it seems to be fine for now. There is one other downside to the smaller frame size for me and that is the crank arm length. My seat height is fine, reach is adequate, bar postion is comfortable. However, my knee cap is in front of the spindle so it would be nice to increase the crank arm length a bit.
I am very surprised by the agility of this old bike. Being a steel frame, the bike is very light. These bar end shifters are neat but it will take a little bit to be used to them. Being a noseless saddle rider (pls no flame here and this is the only saddle I and my friend can ride with), I need to be careful taking hands off the bar.
For the Nitto, how is the other distance (the 80 mm in the example below) measures? From where to where? If I know that, I can just go and measure my current one to match the Nitto.
Example: Technomic Road Quill Stem: 80mm; 72degree: 225mm Quill; 1"; 26.0
Last edited by loubapache; 08-13-12 at 04:06 PM.