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 Post subject: Zero CNC'd Stem
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:11 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Just got this piece of kit from scant and I am quite impressed with the work thats gone into it, very manitouesque dont ya think.

only thing I am kinda stumped about is how you tighten it to the steerer - notice it doesn't have a slot so the bolts can pinch it together.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Is it unfinished? Did they forget to cut a slot? Does it have some sort of internal cam that the pics don't show? Are you meant to just 'believe' and it will happen? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:48 pm 
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Does it need a quill thing like that ringle I bought?


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Wow! It´s so rough that it´s very beautiful... Don´t recall seen one of those... must be very very rare...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:58 am 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Does it need a quill thing like that ringle I bought?


:idea: mmmmmmmmm, you mean like on a GT flip-flop stem kinda thang, could be :?

I still dont get the reason behind the bolts - they go nowhere, it could be a mock-up proto I suppose.

still love it tho :) , I will just have to 'believe' until the mystery is solved :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:12 am 
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Use the force!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:40 am 
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I'm happy to refund if you dont want it. it sat on a window sill for many years, never used.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Get the dremel out and cut that slot. I'd guess it was a press mock up, those 2 bolts should mean it should be an aheadset stem rather than using the GT flipflop thing, also as its a zero component then the age would suggest that it should also be an aheadset. Didn't know Declan had made a stem, a one off?

Assuming the bolts go all the way through, then cut a slot. Only downside I can think of is that if it is a press mock up then it could have been made in a softer grade ali than a working example. Maybe that's why no slot was cut - to ensure noone ever used it and killed themselves when it failed.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:47 pm 
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rather than everyone 2nd guessing maybe ask me direct? ;) :lol:
retrobikeguy PMed you.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:19 pm 
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well?

What is it then scant?


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