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Old 03-28-06, 04:12 PM   #2226
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I just bought an ITM Open 800 road stem and it bottoms out in my fork at just about the minimum insertion mark. I want to get it quite a bit lower, so I think I need to use a hack saw.

Does anyone own a vice and hacksaw so that I might do some hacking?
Leb dude, think you may have a design problem that a hack saw will not fix. What are you going to saw off?

Not knowing the entire ITM product line. It appears from what you wrote that you have a threaded fork & head set. Unless you mated a very small frame with a fork (with a steerer tube that is butted) barrowed from a bigger bike, there really should not be anything keeping you from inserting the stem properly. Try cleaning the inside of the steerer tube. If however, this is not the problem, PM or AIM.
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Old 03-28-06, 04:45 PM   #2227
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Old 03-28-06, 04:56 PM   #2228
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if y'all are still riding at midnight, gimme a call.
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Old 03-28-06, 04:59 PM   #2229
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I BETTER SEE SOME PIRATES AT THIS SLAUGHTERAMA.... I HEARD YOU WERE A FRIENDLYDRINKING GROUP WITH A BIKING PROBLEM... well SLAUGHTERAMA is simply a day of biking for alcoholics. LETS GET DRUNK AND RIDE TOGETHER...... you should be here...
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6pack circle race-did it last time, hopefully we will have a repeat
Its an all together day of drinking riding and fellowshipping.


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I know I'll be too lazy to clean up my bike after riding in the wet tonight, so I've decided to skip on the shenaneghans tonight. I'll toss some century miles on the trainer instead. Unfortunately, the Richmond run's out too ... I already promised my friend in Baltimore that I'd fix her computer Saturday

CM in two weeks? Excited to see the flags come out.
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Old 03-28-06, 11:31 PM   #2232
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leb, get some grease. Lube seems to solution for most of life's problems.

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Old 03-29-06, 12:42 AM   #2233
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i called, no answer either time.
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you called at 130 and i have a flight at 7am. sorry, twas too late for this (forced to be) early bird.
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Leb dude, think you may have a design problem that a hack saw will not fix. What are you going to saw off?

Not knowing the entire ITM product line. It appears from what you wrote that you have a threaded fork & head set. Unless you mated a very small frame with a fork (with a steerer tube that is butted) barrowed from a bigger bike, there really should not be anything keeping you from inserting the stem properly. Try cleaning the inside of the steerer tube. If however, this is not the problem, PM or AIM.
Yes, it's a threaded stem.

I was thinking about cutting the bottom of the stem off, up to the minimum insertion point, so that it would sink deeper.

OK - When I get home from work tonight I will take your suggestion and clean out the inside of the steerer tube as much as possible. If that doesn't work, I'm going to post measurements and pictures to make this clearer and also try to figure out what's stopping the stem from entering all the way (butting or some obstruction). The steel stem and bike are both fuji, but I'm not the original owner so I don't know about past par recombinations

Thanks maties for your suggestions. I'm going to be at the next critical mass. arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Tink's reggaetron band, featuring Jessie and That Guy Who Hated Being Photographed.


Tink, hope we didn't get you in trouble with our shenanegans. Fun ride, even tho 'twas more drink than ride.
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Old 03-29-06, 01:55 PM   #2237
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ok tonite Cardozo Track Hot Nights!

Meet at 7:30 @ Kenny's Alley (across from 12th Pl & Constitution NE) if thats too hard to find just get over to Linkin Park and call me or Kenny. We'll leave for the track around 8.
No drinking at the track! so drink up ahead of time.

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oh my god jesse was too much fun last night.
what a man
what a man

and what i want to know, is how exactly you guys found out about my raggaeton band!?
i though i was playing it safe,, but no! you found me anyways.
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Alright so now i'm really excited.
I can't wait to see what this year's shirt is going to look like.

I was thinking maybe john could take the 4 finalists of what we choose, and then create a new poll thread with a heading that says something like "help the pirates choose their new T-shirt"

it would be good visibility and kinda fun to get the whole forum invovled.
Naturally we wouldn't have to go with what they decided,
but it would be interesting to hear suggestions from non-pirates.

deal or no deal?
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Old 03-29-06, 04:03 PM   #2239
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ok tonite Cardozo Track Hot Nights!

Meet at 7:30 @ Kenny's Alley (across from 12th Pl & Constitution NE) if thats too hard to find just get over to Linkin Park and call me or Kenny. We'll leave for the track around 8.
No drinking at the track! so drink up ahead of time.

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I am at 1219 Constitution NE I live in the basement. The alley can get confusing.
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Yes, it's a threaded stem.

I was thinking about cutting the bottom of the stem off, up to the minimum insertion point, so that it would sink deeper.
Please, don't even think about doing this...with a hack saw....hell......why....why....
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Old 03-29-06, 04:47 PM   #2241
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I BETTER SEE SOME PIRATES AT THIS SLAUGHTERAMA.... .....
Sorry dude, have to miss this party, previous stuff,

but looking forward to "Hills of Yarrington" on Sunday.
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Old 03-29-06, 05:04 PM   #2242
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Question: Who is interested...seriously about riding the 5 buro tour? It is the first sunday in May and registration fee is above 40USD. but I like riding it and others may find it interesting too.
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What's the general pirate consensus regarding $20 conversions and DFL? I ain't sure I'm up for racing at the moment but I would like to meet some veloci-peeps.

Where's the actual track, 13th and Florida NW? That or 1st and N NW I'd guess.
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dave, sure i think we may as well let people vote on all the design entries.

zack, DFL? its track racing not an alleycat. suicide hubs arent the best idea, we have no requirement for your bike to be fixed, except for the slow races.
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Old 03-29-06, 07:44 PM   #2245
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Alright so now i'm really excited.
I can't wait to see what this year's shirt is going to look like.

I was thinking maybe john could take the 4 finalists of what we choose, and then create a new poll thread with a heading that says something like "help the pirates choose their new T-shirt"

it would be good visibility and kinda fun to get the whole forum invovled.
Naturally we wouldn't have to go with what they decided,
but it would be interesting to hear suggestions from non-pirates.

deal or no deal?
Deal. I think that's a great idea.
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NO DEAL! just because that's what I ALWAYS yell.
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Yes, it's a threaded stem.

I was thinking about cutting the bottom of the stem off, up to the minimum insertion point, so that it would sink deeper.

OK - When I get home from work tonight I will take your suggestion and clean out the inside of the steerer tube as much as possible. If that doesn't work, I'm going to post measurements and pictures to make this clearer and also try to figure out what's stopping the stem from entering all the way (butting or some obstruction). The steel stem and bike are both fuji, but I'm not the original owner so I don't know about past par recombinations

Thanks maties for your suggestions. I'm going to be at the next critical mass. arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Dude, it may just be too big. Sometimes it happens. REMEMBER, lots astro glide.
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Old 03-30-06, 06:47 AM   #2248
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Question: Who is interested...seriously about riding the 5 buro tour? It is the first sunday in May and registration fee is above 40USD. but I like riding it and others may find it interesting too.
I'm going, but its my Mom's birthday on the 5th so I'm heading up earlier. I think I'm going Chinatown bus, not sure yet.
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Since when do pirates stick to rules?
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