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Need to change my Cannondale Mtn Bike to a straight up cruiser, but can,t find any handle bar stems with 11/8'' quill sizes.or longer than 6''

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Anyway, what I think has happened is that the quill is either not tightened or (because you said you tightened everything) the angled nut at the end of the quill isn't aligned properly and is tightening.

HERE is a great diagram of the quill stem. What I think you'll need to do is:

1 ) IF you have already tightened the bolt at the top of the stem (usually under a little plastic cap, like the one at the top left of the stem in the diagram). Then Untighten it and if you can pull it out make sure that the angled nut (shown at the bottom) is resting properly against the angled shaft of the quill (the vertical part of the stem). As you can see these will spread apart as you tighten the bolt, making them wider and holding them in the steering tube. The idea is to realign the angled nut so it can properly contact the shaft and spread.

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