I will sure be replacing my stock ahead stem with a better quality one which will also suit my ideal riding position was hoping to secure it using this (good deal on price pending):
I was looking at some instructions for installing the new stem and this step in particular caught my interest on ehow:
Does that mean that if I fit the pitock ahead system lock I linked first, this will be sufficient to protect the stem too? Or is it only going to secure the headset and/or forks. From the pictures of stems, I thought stems can be removed just by undoing the bolts attached to the stem. However, if the headset top cap ALWAYS needs to be removed to detach the existing stem then surely the pitlock ahead system lock should help to secure it?Remove the old stem. This is done by taking off the face plates, removing the headset top cap, and loosening the bolts that clamp onto the steer tube.
The only other info I came across so far for securing stems (and handlebars) was in this thread:
P.S. This is the bike I got:
When I got it in 2008 it had quick release levers however this time, the bike shop gave me this key tool (told me it's not secure though) for the wheels. Is this a different (new?) form of quickrelease for wheels? Whre you get this key tool whic easily removes the bolts for the wheels.
I ask since I might just get the full pitlock kit so I only need to carry on pitlock key since I had planned to eventually get pitlock skewers for all parts like disk brakes etc since I've got upgrades planned over the next few years. I was under the impression that pitlock locking skewers for wheels and disk brakes only work with quick release wheels...not sure about how it works for disk brakes.
The specs do say:
However, as I said, I've never seen QR without the levers but I did just notice the description as saying:Hub Alloy Double Sealed, 32 Hole Disc with Locking QR
locking quick release axles on wheels