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8/28/2014 1:24 PM

so my bars kept slipping so i tightened the bolts in a x pattern and it seemed the stem (fit high top) crushed the bars. The bars are the ones that come on the tom dugan sig complete. Ive never had this happen with my other stems and bars. Have you had this happen? Photo


8/28/2014 1:31 PM

It happens to cheep bars or can happen if you over tighten a stem.


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8/28/2014 1:32 PM

i think the bars are cheap on this complete, i never had this happen to after market bars before.


8/28/2014 2:16 PM



I ride to stay on two wheels and have fun!

8/28/2014 2:24 PM

bars are cheap worse ive ever seen happen is slipping


8/29/2014 10:10 AM

If your bars slip check the stem for paint and metal fragments, those cause bars to slip. Remove all paint and ROUGH UP the clamping area. I use (CAREFULLY) a razor blade knife/box cutter to scratch grooves side to side in my stem clamping area after paint removal.

ALWAYS CUT AWAY FROM YOURSELF. I would clamp the stem into a vise, and then notch it.


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