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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:39 pm 
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As title, stem is fine, wedge is not.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Hi Coomber

Unfortunately it is not quite that simple there are different size bolts, different thread rates, and some are even different angles on the slant :( :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:52 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Hi Coomber

Unfortunately it is not quite that simple there are different size bolts, different thread rates, and some are even different angles on the slant :( :?


Stem is so nice I want to keep it really, bolt is rusty but OK. Right, will check when sunny then.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Is the wedge totally FUBAR :?:


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:17 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Is the wedge totally FUBAR :?:


The thread part is ok. It's just the metal is cracked as in the photo. It will still sit flush, and as the part that is cracked is uncommon, I.e. I don't see it that often on quill stems as it serves no purpose, think it might be ok?

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:22 am 
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It does look like the bit that is jiggered is just an extra supporting piece will probably still work without it as you say :wink: What stem is it :?: :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:26 am 
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It's just a nice kalloy (?) I think from a 1980 something Orbit Frontier.

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Will look better once tidied up, had to get it out first!


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As a rule they generally tended to 'over build' MTB parts in those days, I would just knock it back into shape and clamp it up gingerly at first listening for any ripping sounds :wink: :D I f I had not just secured a nice frame yesterday I would be utterly jealous of the fact you have an Orbit they are lovely 8) 8)


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It's a hefty beast, but has a lot of charm.


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