Please Help! Bars keep moving back!!

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3/15/2015 11:00 AM

Ok so I bought a new stem,new bars,new bolts ,a new fork star nut,and I tighten them right and evenly and in an x pattern. Everything is tight but it still moves back..please help,I really don't know what to do!
And also,I put my brackets wrong and maybe somehow somewhere in the world,maybe that's the problem? Most likely no but seriously,help me..

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3/15/2015 12:06 PM

Take the paint off the bar knurling. And sand down the bar clamp area of the stem. then retighten in an x pattern. That should solve it

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3/15/2015 12:13 PM

You have a loose headset. Does the fork tube stick out the top of your stem? If so that means you don't have enough spacers. You should have the fork tube in the stem but not above the top of it. You could also have the bearings in upside down or worst case scenario an ovalized headset.

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3/15/2015 1:44 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

You have a loose headset. Does the fork tube stick out the top of your stem? If so that means you don't have enough spacers. ...more

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3/16/2015 5:01 AM

Too much paint on the clamping area of the bars or you're previous stem ovalized them

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3/16/2015 5:22 AM

Did you use the integrated bearing race on the forks?

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3/16/2015 8:17 AM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

You have a loose headset. Does the fork tube stick out the top of your stem? If so that means you don't have enough spacers. ...more

This. If your bars are moving in the stem too, take it off, sand the clamping area and then CAREFULLY take a box cutter knife and CUTTING AWAY FROM YOURSELF put grooves into the clamping area. My bars haven't moved in like 8 years because of this. (only had 2 stems, and 3 sets of bars in that time.)

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