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Old 05-11-08, 01:25 AM   #1
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quill stem out, but can screw back in?!??

i've just finished re greasing my headset bearings and im trying to put my stem back in, when i do it doesnt seem to reach for the threads on the inside, i ended up pulling out this weight thing, which was not on tight,

i was wondering, how would i go about putting in the stem with this gray weight thing all loose?

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You have the wedge on upside-down. It doesn't act as a weight, rather, when tightened, it wedges up against the bottom of the stem and presses against the inside of the steerer tube, which holds it all in place.

Take off the wedge, insert the really long bolt through the stem (top to bottom), attach the wedge (so the flat portion faces down) with just a couple turns of the bolt, insert and align the stem, and tighten the bolt.

This may also help: http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_w.html#wedgebolt
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I'm assuming thats the bolt that runs down through the center of the quill stem. You should pull the stem out, stick the bolt back through it and put the "weight" on with the angled side facing the stem. The stem should be cut to line up with the angle so when you screw down the bolt from the top it pulls the "Weight" up and wedges it between the inside of the steerer tube and the stem, fixing the stem in place.
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You have the wedge on upside-down. It doesn't act as a weight, rather, when tightened, it wedges up against the bottom of the stem and presses against the inside of the steerer tube, which holds it all in place.

Take off the wedge, insert the really long bolt through the stem (top to bottom), attach the wedge (so the flat portion faces down) with just a couple turns of the bolt, insert and align the stem, and tighten the bolt.

This may also help: http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_w.html#wedgebolt
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