FatCogs Community Discussion Forums

Go Back   FatCogs Community Discussion Forums > Fat Chance Bicycles > Builder's Corner

Builder's Corner Restoration and preservation. Keep them running in perfect shape. What size is your bottom bracket?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old March 31st, 2009, 5:58 PM   #1
smittylube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26th, 2009
Location: Santa Cruz CA.
Posts: 215
Default Stem choices?

I have my wicked not 100% what year but I have a salsa quill stem. I am thinking about trying some riser bars since I like the riding position of my newer bike.
I have seen some of the pics of the pinch type of stem. Is there a good adapter of choice?

Dont worry I will save my original one.

Oh yeah I have the rock shox mag 20 I think and I think it is the 1" steer tube right? the stem size is smaller than 1"

Steve

Last edited by smittylube; March 31st, 2009 at 7:48 PM.
smittylube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2009, 9:41 PM   #2
Butcher
Senior Member
 
Butcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 12th, 2008
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 136
Default

I'm not exactly sure what your asking, but I'll take a stab.

You have an old salsa stem and you want to run riser bars? You can get most riser bars through the clamp area. Take the bolt out of the handle bar clamp area, flip it around to the back and thread it in. Then block the hole with a penny so as you tighten the bolt it spreads the clamp area. Don't over do or you will damage the stem, spread it just enough that you can carefully work a riser bar in there.
__________________
Single track mind - Fat City
Butcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
IF52
Senior Member
 
IF52's Avatar
 
Join Date: October 1st, 2006
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smittylube View Post

Oh yeah I have the rock shox mag 20 I think and I think it is the 1" steer tube right? the stem size is smaller than 1"

Steve
Yes, the quill on a 1 inch stem is 22.2mm. The outside of the steerer tube in the fork is 25.4mm or 1 inch.
__________________
M.O.M.

Keep your mudflaps down
IF52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2009, 11:45 PM   #4
smittylube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26th, 2009
Location: Santa Cruz CA.
Posts: 215
Default

What I was thinking is to get a shorter stem and riser bars. I'd keep the original salsa stem & fat chance flat bars, When I look at many of the other pics I can see the pinch type of stem. So I did some searching and it would seem not too many choices of adapters. I suppose they wont have as much leverage as the stem is shorter so it should hold up to offroad abuse still.

Thanks guys,
steve

oh and yes I think you are right with the sizes thanks.
smittylube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2009, 6:12 AM   #5
DC
Senior Member
 
DC's Avatar
 
Join Date: March 25th, 2006
Location: Tracerse City Michigan
Posts: 302
Default Threadless stem with quill adapter?

I think you are talking about using a quill adapter so you can run a 1 1/8" threadless stem with your current 1" threaded fork setup. There are a ton of debates on whether this setup is a good idea (google "quill adapter"). In my opinion it is a plenty strong system, but tends to be a bit heavy. I am currently using one on my wife's Yo, it sure is nice to be able to easily swap threadless stems when playing around with fit issues. My intention is to get a nice quill stem once we figure out exactly where she wants her bars.
hopefully this is what you were refering to and helps.
I have a Dimension brand adapter, and have seen them from Cinelli, Deda and others.
DC
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg images-1.jpeg (905 Bytes, 76 views)
DC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2009, 1:32 PM   #6
smittylube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26th, 2009
Location: Santa Cruz CA.
Posts: 215
Default

Exactly what I found at my buddies shop. Then we found a nice salsa stem for the retro look, I put on the monkey lite bars that came with my Labruja and I am stoked. It feels great now. Much better riding position..
Now I will ride this thing again and give it the attention it deserves . I went from 6" stock to about 4" much more neutral. Also a lighter combo.

Steve
stem.gif
smittylube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2009, 1:42 PM   #7
DC
Senior Member
 
DC's Avatar
 
Join Date: March 25th, 2006
Location: Tracerse City Michigan
Posts: 302
Default

Looks great, Steve! Now you just need a high quality cro-mo fork to complete her!!!
DC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2009, 10:26 PM   #8
smittylube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26th, 2009
Location: Santa Cruz CA.
Posts: 215
Default

yeah no kidding. The rock shox feels terrible compared to my vanilla. Might as well go solid!
Steve
smittylube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2009, 6:16 PM   #9
smittylube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26th, 2009
Location: Santa Cruz CA.
Posts: 215
Default

This bike rides better than ever with this stem. I love it. My squishy bike has the same size stem and now I feel no difference in the steering just a way quicker livelier riding bike now. Just a bit more bouncy than my FS bike.

Steve
smittylube is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.