Re: [CR]GB Bar and Stem Question

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To: hughwthornton@hotmail.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 18:49:49 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]GB Bar and Stem Question
From: <tomwitkop@juno.com>


I do not know about particular dimensions but I have encountered obstinant stems. Sometimes it helps to go from the other side. Sometimes the stem needs to be in the perfect position at the bend in order to get by. It seems that if it is one degree off it will not go by but if you get it in the perfect position it will go by without even scraping off any aluminum. Assuming that the parts are compatible, I would be patient and try getting the stem on using various angle approach's (do remember to have the stem end up the correct way when it is in the center). Good luck! Thomas Witkop Rockville, Maryland On Mon, 02 Jul 2001 17:46:23 -0400 "Hugh Thornton" <hughwthornton@hotmail.com> writes:
> I have some GB aluminum Maes bars, 15/16" diameter bulged to 1" at
> the centre and a GB aluminum stem with 1" clamp.{nbsp; I don't know
> the model of the stem but it has the round GB logo on each side of
> the extension set in a depression that is pointed at the top and
> bottom rather than following the circle of the logo} the clamp area
> is quite bulbous and has a single pinch bolt underneath.
>
> My problem is that I cannot insert the bars into the stem -- it
> comes to a grinding halt as soon as I get to the bend and it looks
> like I would have to lever the clamp open more than it could stand
> to get it round the bend. Is this the wrong stem for these bars?
> Or will it in fact go round if I prise it open and persist? Any
> suggestions?
>
> Hugh Thornton
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