[CR]Sanding down a stem to fit 22.0 a la Sheldon Brown


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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Bianca Pratorius <biankita@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:41:52 -0500
Subject: [CR]Sanding down a stem to fit 22.0 a la Sheldon Brown

On Mr. Brown's web site he mentions that you can usually sand down a stem's quill to eliminate .2 mm of aluminum. He doesn't seem concerned that that would mean eliminating 1/5th of the metal at the expander bolt to accomplish it (by my estimation). Has anyone done this with good results? (Not causing a dangerous crash from home spun re-engineering. I have a stem that would go nicely on my French headset and I might try this if the list thinks it's not too awfully dangerous.

Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA