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A Longer Stem

The finished product

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The finished product
I drilled and tapped for a couple of M5x0.8 screws to fit this water bottle cage. (Coffee on the way to work...). I made the stem a little longer than I needed, so it's down about 3/4" from its highest position. This project was a great success; between this stem and the telescoping seatpost, the bike is a perfect fit.
Posted by Canalligator on September 11, 2012 Full Size|

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3 Comments

Reply Canalligator
12:45 PM on September 14, 2012 
I forgot to note, since the original wedge and bolt are removed, I drilled and tapped for an M10 stainless button head screw to plug the hole. You could also get a cap from your local home or hardware store.
Reply Canalligator
10:01 PM on September 13, 2012 
Actually not, the welding and added part is all in the part inside the fork. If I put it all the way up, a tiny corner unchromed shows, but it's filed off and greased so it isn't obvious.
Reply TwoBikes
12:19 PM on September 13, 2012 
And then you had the whole thing re-chromed? Looks very good.