[CR]drilling a stem for a bell

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

From: "W PAUL PATZKOWSKY" <oldtrikerider@q.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:41:59 +0000
Subject: [CR]drilling a stem for a bell

This shouldn't hurt the stem. 34 years ago I drilled a small hole throu gh the stem for my Ken Rogers trike for a brake cable and it is still sound . Keep in mind that with a trike the handlebars are subjected to twisting forces that a bike never experiences. If a stem were to fail because of a small hole through the stem mine should have failed long ago.

Paul Patzkowsky
Longmont, Colorado