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measurement of handlebar stem

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by alecstilleyedye, 4 Nov 2007.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i want to change the stem on my summer bike from angled to flat, but keep the same length. how do i measure it so i can order the right thing. also, how do i know what diameter my bars are?

    it is an aheadset with 1 1/8 steerer tube.

    cheers in advance
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    the lentgh is centre to centre.

    What kind of bike is it?
    and what kind of bars are they?
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Measure from centre of stem to centre of bars, but this will give you the hypotenuse of the triangle, so to keep the same stretch i would drop a short plumb line from the centre of the bar and measure from that to the centre of your head set. If I had my Zeus book here I could be more specific, but I aint, so I can't !

    Diameter of bars ? measure them !