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Old 04-28-06, 04:17 AM   #1
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Ever had this happen? (pic)

Just happened to me today. Is this common? I replaced the stem with an EA70 110mm.
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Old 04-28-06, 04:38 AM   #2
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How did it happen?
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Old 04-28-06, 05:12 AM   #3
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How did it happen?
I was powering up a hill on the road to the trail, standing and leaning into it and snap!!! It held together enough to get back to the car. I heard about another rider in my club who had the same thing happen. This is not really a crappy component either. I used it for about 14 months.
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Old 04-28-06, 05:29 AM   #4
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Jesus.. Control Tech stuff isn't exactly known for being crap, either.

Ok David Banner, who caused you to Hulk out?
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Old 04-28-06, 06:18 AM   #5
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lighten up on the steroids, fella
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you didn't let Chuck Norris ride your bike did you?
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Chuck Norris would have repaired this by willing the metal to repair itself.
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Old 04-28-06, 12:39 PM   #8
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Chuck Norris would have repaired this by willing the metal to repair itself.
i think you mean a roundhouse kick to the throat.
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Old 04-28-06, 01:30 PM   #9
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AKAIK, this sort of event only happens to Habs fans. At least, that is how it should be.



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zing!
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You know Canes will win it right.?
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Old 04-29-06, 01:37 AM   #12
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I take all of this abuse with pride. It shall be returned in full measure when the Habs actually do destroy all opposition.
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That is unbelieveable. I can't imagine the force required to break that piece.
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I agree, it looks like a very strong stem.
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contact the company, o0o0 its even scandium.. crazy stuff
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I took a plane trip to Montana along time ago and Delta bent mine, I don't know how they did it, but they bent the crap out of it.
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scandium is a really brittle alloy. Call up control tec and send them some pics with a link to this thread. You should get a new stem asap.
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Old 04-30-06, 12:10 AM   #18
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Damn, I've snapped many a frame, but never a stem.
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They should definitely be replacing that for you free of cost......I mean what if that had happened during some knarly part of the trail.
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Old 05-01-06, 04:37 PM   #20
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Go HABS Go! Carolina has got to stop crashing Huet! Every Carolina drive seems to end with a player getting up off Huet, while Ward never gets hit. We need to get AK-27 to lay down a few hits.

Oh, and re: the stem:

It might also be a counterfeit stem, not subject to control tech's quality control practices. Just a thought...
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Old 05-01-06, 07:35 PM   #21
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Why would someone go through the trouble of exactly replicating a stem? Dude, easier on the bars, put more power through your legs. By the looks of the crack, you were pushing down with your right hand hard.
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Old 05-01-06, 08:27 PM   #22
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I think he let Hacksaw Jim Dugan ride it.
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Old 05-01-06, 08:44 PM   #23
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I've broken a few stems riding trials. But with trials you put A LOT of force on your stem with lurching and pedal kicking, pulling up and launching yourself from a dead stop.
Snapped them clean in two.

Anything thats on a bike, I've broken it.
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