stems & bar width

pdrolo Posts: 127
edited September 2008 in Workshop
How do I know the diameter of my handlebars ? - and what stem size ie 1 or 1/1/8 should I choose if I want to replace the stem & forks ?

or is it a case of getting the ruler out !

bike is Pinarello surprise 2001
Roadie with an MTB


  • aracer
    aracer Posts: 1,649
    Wrap a bit of paper round them and mark where the two bits meet. Then open out and measure the distance with a ruler. Divide by 3.14 and you have a fairly precise diameter.