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Old 05-28-06, 07:54 AM   #1
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Bars into stem

Any advice on fitting my nice new Prominade bars into the stem? I've noticed Park makes a special tool... last time I tried this using a wooden wedge I created a scratched up mess. Thanks in advance.
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What type of stem? For some brands you can thread the handlebar fixing bolt in backwards and put a penny in the slot. Then you tighten the bolt to spread the slot. Also, as you thread the bars into the stem, be sure the slot always faces the inside of the curve.

Finally, the best scratch preventative is a removable faceplate stem.
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