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Old 10-01-06, 08:31 AM   #1
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Threadless stem

Hello,

I am looking to replace one threadless stem with another and I wonder if it is as easy as it looks. Do I stimply remove the top cap and two side bolts, take off the old stem and replace with a new stem? Do I have to do anything with the headset?

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Old 10-01-06, 08:35 AM   #2
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It is pretty easy to do. Make sure that when you swap the stems that you tighten the cap before you clamp down the new stem. Park Tool's webpage has a fairly good how-to section if you need directions.
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1. Unless your stems have exactly the same clamp height you might have to add or delete a stack spacer. That's not a big deal.

2. When you install your new stem you will have to reset your headset bearing preload. That's not a big deal either as long as you do it in the right sequence. Check the Park Tool website if you're not sure.
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I had a similar problem. I hope this helps: Stupid Question About Stem Replacement
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