Changing bars / stem help

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by iamcheapskate, 15 Jul 2012.

  1. iamcheapskate

    iamcheapskate New Member

    Location:
    Guildford
    I want to change the bars on my wife's Viva Bellisimo, but I'm stumped before I begin! How do i take these bars off, and will taking them off magically reveal to me what size stem to get!?

    Any help gratefully received!

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  2. OP
    OP
    iamcheapskate

    iamcheapskate New Member

    Location:
    Guildford
    I think I've got it! It was pretty simple. I just need a thread less stem now if I'm right?
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Just check it's 1 and 1/8th inch. That's the most common.
     
  4. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
    And possibly add a few spacers (or cut the steerer down). It looks like the stem / bar combo you have is 'taller' than a normal a-head stem.
     
  5. Dominik

    Dominik New Member

    Had any one tried to change bar on race bike to the hybrid type of bar? What you think how would that looks ?
     
  6. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Looks are subjective. You'll need new brake levers and shifters and probably a new stem to get the right position. I have a bike that is normally fitted with drops that I have flat bars on:

    Not mine, but you get the idea:

    Drops:

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    Flats:

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  7. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Or both!:ohmy:

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  8. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    eeaw hideous:eek:
     
  9. I feel duty bound to report this post on grounds of decency, the water bottles dont match :rolleyes:
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    It's a Thorn, so you're stuffed before you start really IMHO.
    However.
    That seatpost. WTF?
    Bar arrangement - xx(
    Half-a-mile of headset spacers - :stop:
    And the chain's a bit slack...
     
  11. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
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