Changing Stem on my Raleigh Avanti Race ?...

josehernandez
josehernandez Posts: 243
edited July 2012 in Workshop
I tried swapping the FSA OS 150XT stem on my Raleigh Avanti race for a Ritchey WCS 260 but couldn't get the stem over my flat FSA bars. Is my only option to but a new set of matching bars ?
Also, to my surprise both stems are the same length even though FSA is 150 and the Ritchey 130, how can that be ?

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  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    I'd guess that the 150 on the FSA is the weight while the 130 on the ritchey is the length.
    There are a few fitting issues with the ritchey 260 stems, usually means removing tape and Sti levers
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    I tried swapping the FSA OS 150XT stem on my Raleigh Avanti race for a Ritchey WCS 260 but couldn't get the stem over my flat FSA bars. Is my only option to but a new set of matching bars ?
    Also, to my surprise both stems are the same length even though FSA is 150 and the Ritchey 130, how can that be ?
    or get a suitable stem.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • [/quote] or get a suitable stem.[/quote]

    Any suggestions ?