Old 03-11-09, 09:43 AM
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Actually, Varsities used 13/16" (21mm) stems (as Pastor Bob says, .833"). Higher end Schwinns like the Paramounts used 7/8" (22.2mm) stems.

Although all the forks had 1" O.D. steerer tubes, Varsity steerer tubes had thicker walls and therefore took smaller diameter stems. A 7/8" stem will be too big to fit into a Varsity steerer tube.

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