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Old 08-06-05, 10:22 PM   #1
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I JUST ORDERED A ODYSSEY ELEMENTARY STEM IN BLU

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I JUST ORDERED A ODYSSEY ELEMENTARY STEM IN BLUE!!!!! AND I'M SOOOOO HAPPY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do any of you guys have the elementary stem? Or have you known someone that has used on before? What do they think, what do you think???
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Old 08-06-05, 11:48 PM   #2
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No idea but come up with a better topic.
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Old 08-07-05, 12:18 AM   #3
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I JUST ORDERED A ODYSSEY ELEMENTARY STEM IN BLUE!!!!! AND I'M SOOOOO HAPPY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do any of you guys have the elementary stem? Or have you known someone that has used on before? What do they think, what do you think???
Why are you asking us? You're going to find out, aren't you?
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Old 08-07-05, 10:50 AM   #4
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two of my friends have them. complete garbage. they slip when tightened properly, but if you over tighten it, it will break.
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Old 08-07-05, 02:55 PM   #5
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Hmmm. Should I get an opinion before I buy something? Nah, I'll wait until after I've paid for it, then ask. That's how people get stuck with Hyundai's, ok?
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Old 08-07-05, 03:11 PM   #6
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Hmmm. Should I get an opinion before I buy something? Nah, I'll wait until after I've paid for it, then ask. That's how people get stuck with Hyundai's, ok?
Oh! Snap.
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Old 08-07-05, 04:14 PM   #7
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I can tell just by looking at it it would be that good. Just look at it. The front plate on it is two little clamp machanisms, thats not gonna hold a set of handle bars inplace very well. Say you jump off of a 5 foot ramp, and land flat or on your front wheel. Now if you're like me, and are 6'2", and 186lbs the stem, is not gonna hold the handbars from slipping, on impact. Complete junk. Get an S&M redneck.
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Old 08-07-05, 06:19 PM   #8
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Well......, odyssey is the greatest company EVER so... Any way all you guys should calm down!!!!!! I've already read a bunch of reviews on it and they were all good. I was just checking you crazy ****ers.

YOU ARE ALL JEALOUS BECAUSE IIIIII AM GETTING THE BEST STEM EVER AND YOU ARN'T!!!!!

Why the **** would it slip, every review I read said it has the most clamping power of any other stem they know about, thats how it has enough power to crush the forks and bars.
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Old 08-07-05, 06:43 PM   #9
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As for odyssey beign the best company ever. no they're one of the best but not the best. And no im not jelous. I have no reason to be. i have a set of Odyssey Hazard Lite wheels. They're perfect. only problem i had was the spokes were loose i sent em to the LBS, the made is worse, now its warped. Right now its at another LBS the one that I bought my DK from and its being fixed. Also S&M redneck stem is 10x better
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Chuck, I shouldn't need to explain to you how ridiculous it is to claim you know all about how a product performs by looking at it, but here I am, explaining to you how ridiculous it is to claim you know all about how a product performs by looking at it.

As for this other guy, whatever he's got my stuff's better. I know this. There's no need for me to get emotionally involved. Asking an opinion after the thing's already been purchased is a cry for approval, so fine...whatever. Good job. You made the right decision and I applaud you.
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Its cause i have Phsycic abilities. Nah its cause, I've heard many bad things like its breaking after being over tightened, and just look at it. It doesn't look like its that strong or has the ability to hold the bars.
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Old 08-07-05, 10:02 PM   #12
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Its cause i have Phsycic abilities. Nah its cause, I've heard many bad things like its breaking after being over tightened, and just look at it. It doesn't look like its that strong or has the ability to hold the bars.
For one if you over tighten it it should break, becasue any ****** that doesn't know how to follow instructions doesn't deserve to have the stem. And do you think that after 2 years of testing, if the stem didn't hold the bars in place, that Odyssey would have put it on the market???

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As for odyssey beign the best company ever. no they're one of the best but not the best. And no im not jelous. I have no reason to be. i have a set of Odyssey Hazard Lite wheels. They're perfect. only problem i had was the spokes were loose i sent em to the LBS, the made is worse, now its warped. Right now its at another LBS the one that I bought my DK from and its being fixed. Also S&M redneck stem is 10x better
If your spokes are loose you don't have to bring it to a bike shop. If you don't know how to simply tighten spokes on a wheel you don't deserve to have Odyssey hazard lite wheels, or any Odyssey part.
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I JUST ORDERED A ODYSSEY ELEMENTARY STEM IN BLUE!!!!! AND I'M SOOOOO HAPPY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do any of you guys have the elementary stem? Or have you known someone that has used on before? What do they think, what do you think???
I think they suck.
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Old 08-07-05, 10:07 PM   #14
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I think they suck.
Any reasoning behind those strong words??? How many have you(or any one you know)broke when you followed the instructions??? Or are you jsut gonna through that out there???
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Here's the thing, I do but I don't trust myself. When I pay $250 on a wheelset with my hard earned money(try bailing hay in 100 degree weather). I don't wanna **** up. On slip my rims ****ed.
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Any reasoning behind those strong words??? How many have you(or any one you know)broke when you followed the instructions??? Or are you jsut gonna through that out there???
First learn how to spell, and yes I'm just throw that out there.
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i think the stem will be fine for you.

i have a primo stem and it is great, if you are thinking of swaping the oddesy for a different one.
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And also, Im not the kind of person who tighten things snug. I like to crank th **** out of it and get it as tight as possible(unless im working on things like an aluminum motor or of that nature), I dont like things to slip.
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Old 08-07-05, 10:21 PM   #19
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..I'm just throw that out there.
Your telling me to work on my spelling when you can't even put together a proper sentence. "im just throw that out there" WOW...
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And also, Im not the kind of person who tighten things snug. I like to crank th **** out of it and get it as tight as possible(unless im working on things like an aluminum motor or of that nature), I dont like things to slip.
Well then the first thing you should do is learn to do stuff right. I can't think of anything on a bike that you just crank the **** out of, but i guess if thats the way you like to run things, with your star bolt tightened so much that you can't turn your bars. I can't tell you differently.
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I don't crank the **** ouy of everything. Only the handle bars, the pinch bolts to my crank arms, and the wheels(im not having on fall off on me).Anything with bearings is done right.
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Old 08-07-05, 10:47 PM   #22
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You could do it all right, but you're above that right???
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Oh man my name is Bmichaelx, i have such a creative name. I act like im a certified bicycle machanic.
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Oh man my name is Bmichaelx, i have such a creative name. I act like im a certified bicycle machanic.
You don't have to be a "certified bicycle machanic" to properly work on your bike.
I'm glad you like my name, i like it to.
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I actually do properly work on my bike. I just tighten the **** out of my crank arms and handle bars because if i don't they'll slip.
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