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Thomson (no P) stem.... carbon steerer.(3 posts)

Thomson (no P) stem.... carbon steerer.Geof
Dec 29, 2001 11:26 PM
Will this work? Any problems? I just LOVE my Thomson (no P) stem on my MTB, I wanna do one on my road sled. Running a Look HSC3 carbon fork (Christmas present). Whaa's thee deeel??

re: Thomson (no P) stem.... carbon steerer.Bernie
Dec 30, 2001 11:08 AM
I use this combo, but since I'm using a 1 inch steerer, I have to use a spacer. No problems here. I figure the spacer may even be beneficial since it disperses the presure of the internal clamp over a larger area. I talked with thomson people about this issue out in Las Vegas. I was told it is ok to clamp carbon. I just would not bust a nut tightening the clamp. I've heard through the grape vine that the Thomson clamping mechanism can disfigure the carbon steering tube. Tighten to specs but don't over do it. If you don't trust yourself. Find a professional.
Dec 30, 2001 3:02 PM
I figured that was the case... I still think that the "carbon fears" are WAY over-played, just wanted an opinion....