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Old 08-28-05, 07:22 PM
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Falling bars

Every time I land doing a bunny hop or hiting a ramp my bars fall fowards realy far. Its bad enough that when I land I get thrown over the bars because there so far fowards. Anyone got any ideas on how to keep them where I want them?
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At this point the knurling on your bars is most likely destroyed, and if you've got an aluminum stem with CrMo bars that's probably wrecked as well, so all you're going to do by tightening the bolts is strip them out too. Once your bars start slipping there's no way to get them to stop, the trick is to set it up RIGHT the first time so this doesn't become an issue. Go buy an Odyssey CFN and a new set of bars and THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: a tube of Park Polylube grease. Grease all the bolts, DO NOT grease the bars. Tighten properly...4-bolt stems should always be cross-tightened in an X pattern: upper right, lower left, upper left, lower right, rinse, lather, repeat.
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Old 08-28-05, 08:12 PM
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I use never-cease instead of grease, seems to work better.
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Old 08-28-05, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
I use never-cease instead of grease, seems to work better.
Yes, but chances are you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Polylube and Easy Cheez, either.
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Old 08-28-05, 09:34 PM
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Polylube is designed for bicycle purposed like bearings. Easy Cheez is regular old Yellow Grease.
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Old 08-29-05, 07:29 AM
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thx for the help
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what kind of bike do you have and are the bars and stem stock?? and is it a threaded headset because if so the oddysey stem wont work unless you get a threadless headset. otherwise you will need a shafted stem sold on dans for 12 bucks
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Old 08-30-05, 11:58 AM
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I have a threaded headset and its stock. When I order the stem I plan on getting a threadless headset also.
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if you do that you need new forks also
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I'll probably just get a cheaper headset like a cane creek tank2 headset until I get enough money to get a better one.
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Old 08-30-05, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mott464
I have a threaded headset and its stock. When I order the stem I plan on getting a threadless headset also.

then you need to get a new frame, forks and stem.

seriously.
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Old 08-30-05, 12:39 PM
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that suxs
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Old 08-30-05, 12:54 PM
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got anyidea of what fork to get then?
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dude. if your problem is your bars are slipping I don't think the solution is to buy a complete new bike or frame/forks/stem/headset.

first try to get the stem you have to work. take the four bolts out, clean the bars/stem. put grease on JUST THE BOLTS and put it back together. tighten in a square pattern as mentioned above.
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I tried that and it didnt work. The inside of the stem is stripped out.
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Old 08-30-05, 02:04 PM
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what part is stripped, where the bolts go or the clamp part that holds the bars?

you could spend 20 bucks on a new one from danscomp.com
COMPETITION 1" SHAFTED STEM #374003 $12.99
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The clamp that hold it on is stripped.The competion 1" shafted stem is what I have and it stripped within the first day i had it.
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Originally Posted by pnj
then you need to get a new frame, forks and stem.

seriously.
Not necessarily. There are 1" threadless headsets available (such as those made by Chris King), but you *will* need a new fork and stem. And chances are a 1" threadless headset is going to cost twice what your frame is worth, especially if it's a King.
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Originally Posted by hypersnazz
Not necessarily. There are 1" threadless headsets available (such as those made by Chris King), but you *will* need a new fork and stem. And chances are a 1" threadless headset is going to cost twice what your frame is worth, especially if it's a King.
I'm aware of that..... I didn't think it was worth mentioning to this kid...
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