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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-20-08, 09:46 AM   #1
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Stem help

I have a Nitto threaded stem and i just got a set of syntace stratos. how the hell do you get the stem over the 90* bend?
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Old 10-20-08, 11:03 AM   #2
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hah, it took me forever. i put grease and shimmed the stem open a little
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Old 10-20-08, 11:34 AM   #3
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Soap up the bend, insert a flat screwdriver in the stem clamp's crack and twist it juust a biiiiiit. Remember it's aluminum and bending it is not the best for it, so go very easy on it.
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I found that it helps to have the stem OFF the bike when inserting these bars. I have a set that Ive had on a few different stems. My old SR stem was easy enough but the slightly wider clamp area of an old 3TTT stem was impossible until I figured out that there was basically an expander bolt to make the clamp size larger. Now if Id only figured that out trying to get a pair of Cinelli LA-84 TT bars on ...
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Old 10-20-08, 01:04 PM   #5
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thank i got it. pain in the nuts, but totally worth it. i love these bars
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