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New stem for an old bike?

Old 08-31-14, 10:07 PM
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New stem for an old bike?

Hello everyone. I have been working on converting my '77 varsity to fixed gear. I know it's not cost effective, but I'm doing it for fun and experience. I want to eventually try and go for all black parts, but some of them are posing hard to find. Sheldon brown told me I need a 21.15mm stem, is this correct? If so, where can I find a stem in that size with a 25.4mm clamp diameter in black?

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-31-14, 11:36 PM
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that one won't fit, the quill is too thick.
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you could luck out and find something cool like this.

115M M Dia Compe Gran Compe 21 1 M M Dia Quill Stem Fits 25 4M M Dia Bar | eBay




or you could get this and use any 1-1/8" stem.

New Silver 21 1mm 0 83" Aluminum Threadless Quill Stem Adaptor Bike Bicycle | eBay



like this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HL-CORP-Moun...item5b04ae83c5


if you want to replace the headset, any 1" threaded headset will do as long as the stack height is 36mm or lower, and the crown race id is 26.4. most modern headsets have higher stack heights though, except the chris king gripnut(which is very expensive) and some older headsets, including the shimano hp-6400. but this ones ten bucks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HEADSET-SunL...item540f7e188d

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My vote goes for this; there are plenty more threadless stems and clamp sizes than threaded.
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things to help you on your quest:

Sun M13 27" Fixed Gear Track Bike Wheelset Wheels Fits Vintage Road Bike 27 Inch | eBay



and panaracer makes 27" tires from 1"(25c) to 1-1/4"(32c).


hah, i just realized you said BLACK parts. they do make that 21.1 - 1-1/8" adapter in black, and they do make black 1-1/8" stems, and they make that headset in black, too. does it really have to have all black parts? schwinn varsitys want to be shiny.

i thought you were going for some velo-orange type ish.

also, ashtabula conversions.

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Ok. Thanks for the help. I found a black version of that adapter.

New Black 21 1mm 0 83" Aluminum Threadless Stem Adapter Bike Bicycle Adopter | eBay

Then I found this stem that comes with a 25.4 mm clamp diameter.

http://http://www.amain.com/Giant-Al...FQQSMwodCE0Azw

On a side note, how do you guys do that thing where you make a long URL into one word? I'm kind of new here
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when youre on the page you want to link, copy the url out of the address bar. then on here, you click the little picture of earth with a chain link on it and paste the url there.
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