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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:13 pm 
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After looking at this for a minute I was sure this was impossible. However with a very big screwdriver and a pair of molegrips they were finally in. anyone else bodged this too?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Take the bolts out, turn them round and then thread them through the screw section at the back of the bar clamp. Place a 1p coin in the slot of the bar clamp in front of each of the bolts and wind the bolt on to them. Once the bar clamp is wound open enough the bars will fit without damage to them, then unwind the bolts and take them out then pop them back through the right way. This will open the bar clamp gently and without any sharp edged tools like screwdrivers or mole grips. This was the way we used to do it with Syncros stems and velocity stems BITD.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Good thinking Batman. I carefully prised them open with the screwdriver and used the molegrips to close bit by bit


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Once had a guy come into the shop with a snapped stem after he used a wrecking bar to open it! Now that was the wrong way....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:44 pm 
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To be honest I was carefull but did feel a bit of a tool whilst doing it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:00 am 
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As long as it was a steel velocity you'll be fine, steel is a little more forgiving than the alloy stems and doesn't mind being bent about so much. At least you know there's a better way when you come to take em out again!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Cut the riser bar in half, insert each half into the stem from each side, tighten the bolts.

Then sell the bike to your worst enemy.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:15 pm 
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I used a pedal spanner to lever open a single bolt Kore stem enough to push my Easton monkeylites through with help from a wall. Doubt I'll ever be able to separate them again.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Now these are in

And these arrived today. What's a boy to do
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Answers on a postcard please


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I put an X-lite XC riser on my MTRAX Ti stem a few years back. Went in OK but wish I'd thought of the penny trick.


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