Flipping Stems!

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Jimbob, Feb 3, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jimbob

    Jimbob Guest

    How do you flip stems on threadless steerers?
     
    Tags:


  2. Simon Ward

    Simon Ward Guest

    JimBob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > How do you flip stems on threadless steerers?
    Turn it (the stem) upside down and refit.

    Simon
    --
    Simon Ward, Accent Optical Technologies (UK) Ltd., York, YO31 8SD, UK "Perl is the ideal tool for
    the inspired slacker who'd rather sing and dance than spend longer than they need to at work ..."
    - http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/hohoho.html
     
  3. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    JimBob wrote:
    > How do you flip stems on threadless steerers?

    (This is a bit rushed, so check the excellent stem instructions on the Park website to make sure -
    and get more details)

    1. Release handlebars

    2. Remove top bolt (with expanding insert if got one instead of star nut)

    3. Undo stem's steerer clamp bolts

    4. Lift off stem together with any spacers ontop.

    5. Turn stem upside down and fit. (You may possibly want to move some of the spacers, if any, on
    top of the stem, or vice versa).

    6. Do up steerer clamp bolts just enough to secure stem, fit bars, undo clamp bolts again

    7. Fit top bolt, tighten until it just feels like it's doing something and a touch more

    8. Align bars so they're pointing straight, and do up steerer bolts (evenly and not too much - can
    easily strip them).

    9. Test for headset play by rocking bike back and forth with front brake on. If play, loosen
    steerer bolts, tighten top bolt just a little, tighten steerer bolts, test, repeat until done
    (until just past the point of play).

    10. Check cables are now not too short or long.

    Please see http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_headthreadless.shtml

    Sorry if that's far more than you needed.

    ~PB
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > JimBob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > How do you flip stems on threadless steerers?
    > Turn it (the stem) upside down and refit.

    Disconnecting the bars before and re-connecting them after unless you're perverse ;-)

    Colin
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Loading...