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    place to machine and press stem??

    Im currently working on a fork swap, but I now need to get a custom made stem and have the old one pressed out and the newly machined one pressed in. Can anyone reccomend a local place that can do this for me?

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    if your doing a fork swap by swapping stems ,do what i did and use your stock stem to replace the stem from the lower triple you are going to use.That way you keep all your stock bearings ,races etc , .DON'T go to just any bike shop to get it done ,,i had it done at a "BIKE SHOP "and they bent my lower triple trying to figure out why it wouldnt press out easy ,take it to a machine shop and have them do it ,,they are much better equiped to do that type of thing ,,,and while they are at it ,they can machine the lower triple ,,assuming its a smaller hole than your stock stem to fit .IF your stem is smaller than the donor triple ,then il assume you'l need the custom stem your talking about .I get all my machining done at TALVAN is surrey ,,old craftmans who dont fuck around . Good luck

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    Well, thats exactly what i wanted to do, but the problem is the lower tree and stem are one solid piece of steel on the original forks making that stem useless for the conversion.

    So i figured that I can just get a custom stem made that matches the one off the orriginal forks, but with the correct diameter end on it so i can press it into the new lower tree. Ugghh...what a pain in the ass!

    I assume that this method is much easier than trying to find a set of bearings and races that will work?

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    I can do it for you ,I can even give you the proper bearings.

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    go to 5th gear that will be one BIKE SHOP that wont fuck it up .
    He used to be a PORN SHOP but i think they only have a few midget and japanese foot fetish vidoes left .lol
    Or get the machine shop to CUT the steel stem out (cut around the stem ) and round the bottom so that it can be pressed into the new lower triple .

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    thanks a bunch for your help guys. Sounds like 5thgear will be the place to get it done...maybe i can get a package deal with some of that extra porn stock you have.

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