Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 358 Post(s)
Originally Posted by 09cptn
It is for converting a 1" threaded stem to 1 1/8 thread less like in the video. FBinNY, I already removed the bolt once in my exploration. Am I screwed now? I have properly reinstalled the bolt.
Not at all. Put the bolt back, and pick up the thread thread it all the way to the bottom, back it up 1/8", then tap it down. If you can't pick up the thread, and the bolt won't bottom, then just use it as a drift punch to tap the wedge clear.
So you know, you're better off keeping the bolt attached because then will pull it out with the stem. If you don't have the bolt attached, the wedge will drop to the bottom of the fork and can jam there.
An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.
“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”
- Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN
WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance