Stem is pissing me the f*ck off...

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7/19/2013 6:28 PM

So my stock stem was slipping like crazy, I do a small j hop, bars slip. So I bought a new stem, the alienation iron maiden stem, along with BSD high lander bars, and they still fucking slip. I don't know what I'm doing wrong....

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 6:31 PM

Not tightening it enough is what it sounds like. Or try sanding the knurling if bars and grip part of stem.

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7/19/2013 6:45 PM

tomdon wrote:

Not tightening it enough is what it sounds like. Or try sanding the knurling if bars and grip part of stem.

I tightened them down pretty damn hard. I might try the sanding the knurls down

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 6:50 PM

I'd say do it with a wire brush so it doesn't start to file off the metal knurls as well, plus it'll be a little more accurate on the sides and you can get down in between the knurls. Trick is to just get the paint off without damaging the metal so it grips alot better and your new parts don't end up looking like crap. Lol

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7/19/2013 6:54 PM

take the paint off the inside of the stem and also put tinfoil around the part of the bars that go into the stem

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7/19/2013 6:54 PM

put grease on the threads of the bolts.

make sure NO grease gets on the bars/stem contact area.

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7/19/2013 7:00 PM

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These bars are officially stupid.

7/19/2013 7:04 PM

OneEyeIlluminatiGuy wrote:

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 7:05 PM

pnj wrote:

put grease on the threads of the bolts.

make sure NO grease gets on the bars/stem contact area.

Threads are greased

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 8:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2013 8:22 PM

First, before unmounting the bars (get your mind out of the gutter!), use a pencil to mark around the bars right against where they are covered by the stem.

Take the bars off and sand the sand the paint down between the pencil marks. DO NOT take it all off, just sand it down. Trust me... rust on the bars where they need their strength most is a bad idea lol so keep some paint on.

Take a hacksaw (or REALLY sharp NON-serrated knife)and GENTLY cut grooves lengthwise into the parts of the stem that grip the bars.

Re-assemble and voila! You win!

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7/19/2013 8:32 PM

OneEyeIlluminatiGuy wrote:

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7/19/2013 9:01 PM

VinKreepo wrote:

First, before unmounting the bars (get your mind out of the gutter!), use a pencil to mark around the bars right against where they are covered by the stem.

Take the bars off and sand the sand the paint down between the pencil marks. DO NOT take it all off, just sand it down. Trust me... rust on the bars where they need their strength most is a bad idea lol so keep some paint on.

Take a hacksaw (or REALLY sharp NON-serrated knife)and GENTLY cut grooves lengthwise into the parts of the stem that grip the bars.

Re-assemble and voila! You win!

I'm going to try that tomorrow, I don't understand why the company wouldn't do that dizzy

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 9:04 PM

VinKreepo wrote:

First, before unmounting the bars (get your mind out of the gutter!), use a pencil to mark around the bars right against where they are covered by the stem.

Take the bars off and sand the sand the paint down between the pencil marks. DO NOT take it all off, just sand it down. Trust me... rust on the bars where they need their strength most is a bad idea lol so keep some paint on.

Take a hacksaw (or REALLY sharp NON-serrated knife)and GENTLY cut grooves lengthwise into the parts of the stem that grip the bars.

Re-assemble and voila! You win!

LDewey wrote:

I'm going to try that tomorrow, I don't understand why the company wouldn't do that dizzy

They do. The knurling is there but when the bars get painted it's so thick that it fills the voids in the knurling basically defeating the purpose of the knurling. They should tape off the knurling when they paint bars.

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7/19/2013 9:06 PM

VinKreepo wrote:

First, before unmounting the bars (get your mind out of the gutter!), use a pencil to mark around the bars right against where they are covered by the stem.

Take the bars off and sand the sand the paint down between the pencil marks. DO NOT take it all off, just sand it down. Trust me... rust on the bars where they need their strength most is a bad idea lol so keep some paint on.

Take a hacksaw (or REALLY sharp NON-serrated knife)and GENTLY cut grooves lengthwise into the parts of the stem that grip the bars.

Re-assemble and voila! You win!

LDewey wrote:

I'm going to try that tomorrow, I don't understand why the company wouldn't do that dizzy

tomdon wrote:

They do. The knurling is there but when the bars get painted it's so thick that it fills the voids in the knurling basically defeating the purpose of the knurling. They should tape off the knurling when they paint bars.

Yeah that's what I meant, if I ever for some reason get into the bike part biz that's what I'll do lol

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Official Vital Buddy: Chrisaustin

7/19/2013 11:24 PM

If they didn't paint it, it would rust from having exposed metal... so there will always be some paint. What they need to do is have splined guts like cranks. But then you would have to make 4 piece bars. Buuuuutttttt some people think 4 piece bars are going to make a comback... time will tell.

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7/19/2013 11:34 PM

Just tighten in an x pattern and make sure to tighten each bolt the same amount so the faceplate clamps down evenly

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7/19/2013 11:57 PM

well your first problem is you called it a j hop.

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7/20/2013 1:08 PM

FEDEXdoobie wrote:

Just tighten in an x pattern and make sure to tighten each bolt the same amount so the faceplate clamps down evenly

this is probably your problem

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7/20/2013 1:10 PM

jj0996 wrote:

take the paint off the inside of the stem and also put tinfoil around the part of the bars that go into the stem

just do what i said it works every time

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7/20/2013 2:26 PM

feeble_to_face wrote:

well your first problem is you called it a j hop.

Thats what I call them and I have no problem tongue

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