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The welded stem

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The welded stem
I started with an inexpensive but sturdy stem, 7/8 insertion to fit a 1" handlebar, Sunlite #57614. I cut a piece off another old steel stem so that the length is 3" longer than original Raleigh. I bevelled the joint a little to provide for a flatter joint and had my LBS/framebuilder weld it up. (Any good welder can do the job.)
Posted by Canalligator on September 11, 2012 Full Size|

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2 Comments

Reply Canalligator
5:00 PM on October 3, 2012 
A little more than stock stem, and it looks like it's flexing the steerer, not the stem - as you might expect. The stem and the bit welded on are both heavier than necessary for the job.
Reply 20 W.I.P
3:48 PM on September 28, 2012 
Well done. I like posts like this. Does this extended stem flex at all?