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    Senior Member Eagle Kammback's Avatar
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    Dang It!!!!!!


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    Ouch! I hope that didn't result in an injury! When I was a youngin' and a bmx fanatic I had a neck snap when I landed on the otherside of a triple. I ate dirt and knocked myself clean out!

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    I didn't wipe out, I did a few miles before that though (I HATE UNDERSTEER) I was just pulling a wheelie when BAM, it broke, luckily, I have lightning fast reflexes and recovered fast enough to prevent a crash
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    It hurts just looking at that!

    Glad to hear that you made it through that without injury .

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    Oh ya.........Need a new neck? I have a wald one that is virtually new (and free to you) that I will never use. PM me if so.

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    I'll be looking for several since this was my sisters and now I have to buy her one for her Free Spirit
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    do note that that stem (gooseneck) is not a Schwinn part, Schwinn's were cast.

    Boy I like my Schwinn bike, Schwinn is the finest bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    do note that that stem (gooseneck) is not a Schwinn part, Schwinn's were cast.

    What do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle Kammback View Post
    What do you mean?
    He means that the original Schwinn stem was a solid steel unit. (ie; cast steel)
    The one you broke is hollow, made from bent sheetmetal.

    Usually, a stem failure like you have pictured, results in a fatal event.
    Glad that you survived this one!

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    thats painful just looking at it
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    i think you need a smidge of jb weld there.

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    Senior Member Eagle Kammback's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron View Post
    He means that the original Schwinn stem was a solid steel unit. (ie; cast steel)
    The one you broke is hollow, made from bent sheetmetal.

    Usually, a stem failure like you have pictured, results in a fatal event.
    Glad that you survived this one!
    Yeah, that wasn't the original one, I broke the original one trying to take it off to put new forks on (I couldn't remove the old forks either)
    1978 Schwinn Sting-Ray
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    1983 AMC Eagle Wagon, hopefully daily driver soon
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