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#21489 - 06/06/06 06:56 PM handlebar stem
CrackBoy Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 2435
Loc: Republic of Davis
hey. I jus bought a used beater moutain bike for tooling around town so i don't have to worry about leaving my road bike outside

so i need to get a new handle bar stem or whatever that piece is called that goes fro the fork to the crossbars. the one on the bike is too high for me i think.

so was wondering if anyone had an old one laying around they didn't use or want anymore.

fwiw, the bike is a trek 800
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#21490 - 06/06/06 07:06 PM Re: handlebar stem [Re: CrackBoy]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
They're called handlebars BTW.

If the stem is too HIGH, that just means your broad manly chest is catching headwind. You should still be able to ride OK. Being too LONG can be a problem, as can it being too short .

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