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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Without wanting to sound daft I've picked up one of the old style USE Atom stems;
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/3857/USE_Atom_Stem
and was wondering...do I need to get one of the Ring Go Star allen bolt fastening spacers or will it work with just a bog standard spacer arrangement?

Any info, very gratefully received.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:28 pm 
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I think you need a ringo star. If you need one, let me know as I've got one I've never used (bought used).


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:31 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
I think you need a ringo star. If you need one, let me know as I've got one I've never used (bought used).


I need one!

Let us know how much you are after, and I'll paypal you tonight. Much obliged.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:36 am 
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You only need the lower part of the ring-go-star (the conical split washer with a grub screw expander).

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Imag ... 2746-2.jpg

The upper part is effectively replaced by a bevel in the lower edge of the stem. You can put spacers below the conical washer.

I'm pretty sure I've got a set of instructions for this stem somewhere. I'll see if I can dig them out and scan them tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:59 am 
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The bevelled spacer with grub screw is supposed to come with the stem.

TBH not a huge fan of this design though. The recessed bolts are hard to access and tighten. And there is very little margin for error on the spacing.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Thanks all - ishaw, funds on the way for the kind offer of the Ring Go...much appreciated and if it is possible to scan the instructions One Eyed Jim I'd be really grateful.

I am tempted to give it a go, if only because it does look nice and neat but, and I have to agree with dbmtb, it doesn't strike me as being that user friendly. I had a couple of USE Alien seatposts and they were just ludicrously over designed...it's almost like someone at USE Central is sat busily working out solutions for problems that don't really exist.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I've uploaded the instructions as a high resolution scan to:

https://rapidshare.com/files/540385674/ ... ctions.jpg

Just click "Download" to download them. Simple.

If anyone's having trouble with the file, just PM me an e-mail address and I can send it direct as a 2MB jpeg.


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