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Old 07-13-05, 07:39 AM   #1
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(Cheap) bike stem design

To put this in perspective, I'm looking at a cheap stem design (quill-type with a wedge) that has a standard 6 sided hex head bolt to secure the wedge. The company that produces this bike recalled the stem and replaced it with basically the same design, only the bolt is now a recessed allen type.
Anyone have any opinions on the design differences? (i.e. what are the advantages of the allen bolt)
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Old 07-13-05, 07:53 AM   #2
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Maybe less risk of injury on the recessed allen head.
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Old 07-13-05, 09:59 AM   #3
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You can get more torque on a hex head making it less prone to slipping.
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The allen head bolt looks nicer. Stems have been made with hex head bolts for a long time.
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