Stems and bars... how long do they last?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by robinje, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. robinje

    robinje New Member

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    I have an ITM Millenium stem and bar on my 1999 Litespeed Ultimate. I like this combo and have no complaints. The stem and bars have performed flawlessly. I'm just curious, though... is there a recommended replacement interval for these aluminum parts? Or is fatigue wear not a concern and I should just keep on riding with no concern about their longevity, assuming no crashes or other trauma to the bike? Thanks!
     
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  2. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross New Member

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    They're like warranties; they last just long enough to get you to the Point Of No Return, then they fail.

    Catastrophically.

    There will be blood.
     
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