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Old 05-01-12, 09:42 PM
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Softride Stem overhaul

Greetings all!

I have a vintage Allsop Softride Stem, and boy is it getting noisy. I am about to break it down for lubrication, but knowing it was built with bushings and originally had rebuild kits makes me want to replace the moving parts. Does anyone know of a source that still has these parts? Looks like the manufacturer stopped supporting these things ages ago. Failing that, specs on the bushings? Hopefully McMaster or the like has replacements. I don't want to go back to rigid stems



Aforementioned stem for reference. If it helps, mine is the 150 mm length, aluminum, 1 1/8" aheadset version.
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Old 05-01-12, 10:53 PM
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The only help I could offer is a recomendation for smallparts.com if McMaster doesn't have what you need.
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Old 05-02-12, 03:16 PM
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Thx... seems like Amazon has completely taken over smallparts. Anyways, looks like I'm pulling this apart and using the ole digital caliper to figure this one out.
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Old 05-02-12, 05:42 PM
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Softride in Seattle May have similar . they sold something like that in the past.
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