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How to measure quill stem?

Old 01-10-12, 06:28 PM
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How to measure quill stem?

What is the proper way to measure the stem and/or fork?

My bike is a cross between a 1997 Trek 850 and 1997 Trek 930, each had different size forks/stems, so I'm not sure which mine has without measuring.
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I use calipers and measure just above the nut that holds the fork assembly together. Or you can go to Bikepedia...

The 850 has a 1" and the 930 has the 1-1/8" "oversized". FWIW I measure my stuff.

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Are we talking about quill stems? Isn't it different by manufacturer, if not by cyclist? For non-quill, isn't it axis to axis?
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
I use calipers and measure just above the nut that holds the fork assembly together. Or you can go to Bikepedia...

The 850 has a 1" and the 930 has the 1-1/8" "oversized". FWIW I measure my stuff.

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I know the 930 and 850 have different size forks, that's why I wasn't sure which the VW Jetta bike has...

Will find a set of calipers and measure tomorrow. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
I know the 930 and 850 have different size forks, that's why I wasn't sure which the VW Jetta bike has...

Will find a set of calipers and measure tomorrow. Thanks!
You can use an adjustable wrench and a tape measure in a pinch.

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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
You can use an adjustable wrench and a tape measure in a pinch.

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Great idea!! Now I don't have to go buy a caliper today
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So what did you find out?

Is it going to fit or ??

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I haven't bought anything yet... Measure first, then buy.
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I haven't bought anything yet... Measure first, then buy.
That goes against my religion...BUY then worry about what to do with it...

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