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Need help with shorter quill stem !!

Old 12-22-06, 07:29 AM
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Need help with shorter quill stem !!

Hi all, I have an ebay dawes lightning road bike.

It has the stock stem, I think its at least 100 mm + (horizontal length)...

My problem is that I bought a frame that is at least 1 size bigger than what I needed but I'm stuck with it...

So far the bike is rideable for me, however I am having lots of pain in my wrists and lower back from the extra long stretch to reach the hoods..

I searched on ebay and only found 2 shorter stems and they are both for thew newer forks without quill...

THen I found a " mini bmx " quill stem of DK brand...

it looks like this:

It seems like this might be the solution to my problem however I am not sure if the bars will fit between the 4 bolt clamp.. I am capable of milling it down using a grinder if I have 2 ...

Anybody have a better suggestion for how I can solve this problem ?
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you can get 50mm stems from Ben's Bikes
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