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Old 06-01-07, 08:58 AM
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newb here. stem question

hey guys. i used the search function but didnt really get a answer i was looking for.

i am about as much of a newbie as it can get ( have mercy please ). i ride a 'next aluminum static'. i know i know, really bad bike. but for now its what i have for lack of funds / knowledge. as a beginner i mainly just ride in town. when i get better, IF i get better, i want to step up to something much better.

im fearing the dreaded stem strip out. i was going to go ahead and get a heads up on what stems will not do this, pricing, where to buy, etc. im sure the stock one will strip out?

sorry for all the newbiness and thanks for the patience/help

-jeremy
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Old 06-01-07, 09:57 AM
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Your stem is probably fine if you keep it real tight. Just save up for a better bike.
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Old 06-01-07, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sprintcarblue
Your stem is probably fine if you keep it real tight. Just save up for a better bike.

cool. thanks man. dk six pack, right?
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Old 06-01-07, 10:01 AM
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looks like that bike has a shafted stem for a 1" threaded for. The rest of the BMX world has long since switched to a better system (Clamp-on stems for a 1-18" Threadless fork).
What this means is that most any shafted stem you find won't be much better.
You're better off saving your $$$ to put towards a better bike.
-Bill
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Old 06-01-07, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by notsogood
cool. thanks man. dk six pack, right?
hehehehehe....

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Old 06-01-07, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by wds178
looks like that bike has a shafted stem for a 1" threaded for. The rest of the BMX world has long since switched to a better system (Clamp-on stems for a 1-18" Threadless fork).
What this means is that most any shafted stem you find won't be much better.
You're better off saving your $$$ to put towards a better bike.
-Bill

so not really any stem upgrades for that bike?


i guess i will just enjoy / learn on my next , save money, sell bike and buy a better one
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Old 06-01-07, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by East Hill
hehehehehe....

Yes!

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was waiting for you to chime in on that
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Old 06-01-07, 10:51 AM
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if the stem did strip out, could i do a handlebar/stem upgrade together on a next bike?
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Old 06-01-07, 11:03 AM
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You can always buy a new replacement stem, but due to the quality of shafted stems, I wouldn't really call it an "upgrade"
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Old 06-01-07, 12:16 PM
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i want to make sure i understand what i am trying to say....

if the handlebars get loose and move forward or backward, it is caused by the stem. the problem with the stem is that the 4 bolts ( or h/e many ) have became loose and do not have a tight "sandwich" effect on the handlebars anymore causing them to move.

is that correct or am i even close?
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Old 06-01-07, 03:04 PM
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In that case, the first thing I'd do is tighten the four bolts on your stem. Heck, you could probably do that now as the store may not have tightened them enough.
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Old 06-04-07, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by wds178
In that case, the first thing I'd do is tighten the four bolts on your stem. Heck, you could probably do that now as the store may not have tightened them enough.
-Bill

they were fairly loose b4 i started. i tightened the crap out of them but after a day of riding, they started moving.
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Take the bars off, sand off the paint, wipe them down, do the same for the stem where it comes in contact with the bars and put it all back on and clamp down on that jank. The ride happy.
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are you sur eit is not the headset loose since that bike may have one with the threads on the fork?
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Originally Posted by live4muzic
are you sur eit is not the headset loose since that bike may have one with the threads on the fork?
Are you sure you can't proof-read your posts?
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Old 06-11-07, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
Take the bars off, sand off the paint, wipe them down, do the same for the stem where it comes in contact with the bars and put it all back on and clamp down on that jank. The ride happy.

cool. give that a shot.

thanks bud
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