Monday, April 23, 2012

Modifiying the stem of my Alpinestar T26...Part 2

After trying out the T26 for some time, using it on different terrains, I find the riding position to be some what 'aggessive'. When going downhill, when you shift your weight back wards, the entire riding position feels kind of weird. Arms stretched. And when I hit a jump, my posture changes again to a pretty 'low' position. If readers don't understand what I'm saying, it's alright. You have to ride it to feel what I'm feeling.
Anyway, I'm pondering whether to change the low-profile stem to something more of upright. Atleast riding long distance will be more bearable. And this set off my hunt for the right stem.
But after trying for some time, I'm stuck. As you have noticed from the picture posted, the shaft from the fork, it's OD is 22.2mm and the ID is 16.5mm. I love to keep the CROMO fork. So changing it is out of the question. Using a quill stem, well, most are diameter 22.2mm. How? Clip ons? Any suggesstions?