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26.4 mm bars, 26.0 mm stem.

northcliff66northcliff66 Posts: 187
edited March 2016 in Vintage bikes forum
Is there a recognised way to solve this? The stem is clearly flexible, but I do not want to scratch the bars when inserting them.

Thanks.

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    You can get the stem milled out if you want.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • You can get the stem milled out if you want.

    Well you can if you like your bars rotating every time you brake because they don't grip properly in the stem. :roll:
    Hilary Stone says its fine to use a 26.4mm bars & 26.0mm stem combo but I guess you do risk breakage which would be no fun.
    26.4mm stems aren't hard to find
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    You can get the stem milled out if you want.

    Well you can if you like your bars rotating every time you brake because they don't grip properly in the stem. :roll:
    Hilary Stone says its fine to use a 26.4mm bars & 26.0mm stem combo but I guess you do risk breakage which would be no fun.
    26.4mm stems aren't hard to find


    Not if you do it properly my friend.

    Its a bicycle stem, not a space ship.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,704
    You can get the stem milled out if you want.

    Well you can if you like your bars rotating every time you brake because they don't grip properly in the stem. :roll:
    Hilary Stone says its fine to use a 26.4mm bars & 26.0mm stem combo but I guess you do risk breakage which would be no fun.
    26.4mm stems aren't hard to find


    Not if you do it properly my friend.

    Its a bicycle stem, not a space ship.

    I think he meant you need to mill the bars, not the stem... :wink:
  • PhilPubPhilPub Posts: 229
    Is there a recognised way to solve this? The stem is clearly flexible, but I do not want to scratch the bars when inserting them.

    Thanks.

    Would a Cinelli 1A stem in 26.4mm be any good to you? I've got one to sell. Good nick, other than the usual insertion marks.
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    You can get the stem milled out if you want.

    Well you can if you like your bars rotating every time you brake because they don't grip properly in the stem. :roll:
    Hilary Stone says its fine to use a 26.4mm bars & 26.0mm stem combo but I guess you do risk breakage which would be no fun.
    26.4mm stems aren't hard to find


    Not if you do it properly my friend.

    Its a bicycle stem, not a space ship.

    Doesn't that weaken the stem clamp area? I would always be thinking about that going at 40 MPH down a descent. Are the bars that special? You can get bars, or stem for not a lot of £££
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