STEERER SPACES ROTATING



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matty j

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I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?
 
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Dan Brussee

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On 26 May 2004 16:54:06 -0700, [email protected] (matty j) wrote:

>I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
>stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
>rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?


The stem cap bolt is used to bear down on the stem (while it's still
fairly loose) to adjust the headset. Once the play is gone and the
bearings adjusted, tighten the stem. I suppose it would be possible to
be able to rotate the spacers with a correctly adjusted headset. Never
tried.
 
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Werehatrack

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On 26 May 2004 16:54:06 -0700, [email protected] (matty j) may have
said:

>I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
>stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
>rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?


You're probably bottoming out the top cap before the slack is taken
up. You most likely need more spacers.

See http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_headthreadless.shtml

alternate URL for the wrap-bothered:

http://tinyurl.com/2tk7p



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Mark South

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"matty j" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
> stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
> rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?


Not all stems have the same grip depth on the steerer, so you apparently need to
add spacers, or change a thin one for a thicker one.

Measure the grip depth of your old stem and compare.

Beware, spacers are a standard ripoff article, you can pay a shocking amount for
a tiny one, depending where you shop.
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Nick Kolodinsky

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Dan Brussee <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> On 26 May 2004 16:54:06 -0700, [email protected] (matty j) wrote:
>
> ....Once the play is gone and the
> bearings adjusted, tighten the stem. I suppose it would be possible to
> be able to rotate the spacers with a correctly adjusted headset. Never
> tried.


One simple test for steerer play is to rock the bike back and forth
with the front brake on and you on the bike. If the steerer has play
at all, you'll feel it.
But again, if there is no play in the headset, your fine. I have found
that smooth spacers will still rotate and even move around a little
fairly easily.

Nick
 
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daveornee

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Werehatrack wrote:
> On 26 May 2004 16:54:06 -0700, [email protected] (matty j) may have said:
> >I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
> >stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
> >rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?

> You're probably bottoming out the top cap before the slack is taken up.
> You most likely need more spacers.
> See http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_headthread-
> http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_headthread- less.shtml
> alternate URL for the wrap-bothered:
> http://tinyurl.com/2tk7phttp://tinyurl.com/2tk7p
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> My email address is antispammed; pull WEEDS if replying via e-mail.
> Typoes are not a bug, they're a feature. Words processed in a facility
> that contains nuts.




werehatrack<

As I learned from a netizen on this group, you can handle the URL
wrapping challenge be enclosing the URL in a set of "< >" as in

<http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_headthreadless.shtml>

It also seems to help if you put a line between the URL and previous
text. It has been working for me. It saves time and keeps me from the
tinyulr world.. which may be good or bad... I just like the idea.



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Alex Rodriguez

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
says...

>I changed the stem on my threadless headset and cant seem to get the
>stem tight enough against the spacers to keep them from being able to
>rotate with my fingers .whats the trick here?


You may need another spacer. If your new stem's clamp area is shorter
than the old one, you may be bottoming out and not putting enough pre-load
on the head set.
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Alex
 

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