5494RE: [rootsradicals] stoker bars for dummies?
- Jul 13, 2008
I just picked up a $50 Bontrager MTB threadless stem this weekend for $2 at a sporting goods store sidewalk sale! (Scheel’s) I was very excited when I found it in the box of miscellaneous bike parts. They had several by various manufacturers.
all you need is a 1 & 1/8 inch stem
then a shim
28.6mm = 1 1/8th inch
all you need to know is your seatpost diameter. (the size is usually indicated somewhere on the seatpost. you may need to remove the post from the frame to find the marking)
take a regular MTB 1 1/8th threadless stem
and a cheap mtb bar.
use shim 27.2 to 28.6mm for stem to seatpost interface.
now the stem mates to seatpost.
you can be fancy and trip the shim, after you get things all situated.
note: make sure stem clamp diameter matches handlebar.
i.e. standard for mtb bars is 25.4mm, oversize is 31.8
in the above examples i believe i picked 25.4.
the only hitch is that the 27.2 to 28.6 shim is out of stock.
if you can find a handlebar and stem that you like, getting a shim should be pretty easy.
hope this helps
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race." H.G. Wells
On Jul 13, 2008, at 6:46 PM, Christelle Lachapelle wrote:
Can anyone recommend a cheap set of stoker bars that I can get for my four
year old to hold onto when riding on the snap deck? I have been looking
online, and I'm not really sure what I'm looking for. I would even be happy
to buy a used set of bars if anyone has some lying around. My LBS didn't
have any tandem bars...
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