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    Ain't gonna nuke me Zeggelaar's Avatar
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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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    Well so much for proliferation.

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    How did it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    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.
    Well so much for proliferation.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by somegeek
    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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    AKAIK, this sort of event only happens to Habs fans. At least, that is how it should be.



    j/k

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    zing!

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    You know Canes will win it right.?

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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.
    Well so much for proliferation.

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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
    i recycle, i sniff my own farts, dial the wrong number hope the conversation starts.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    you didn't let Chuck Norris ride your bike did you?
    I think he let Hacksaw Jim Dugan ride it.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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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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