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carbon steer tube & stem(3 posts)

carbon steer tube & stemwongsifu_mk
Mar 5, 2002 9:38 AM
This is the first time I've ever installed a threadless fork with a carbon steerer and I was wondering if there was anything I needed to know about torquing the stem bolts around a carbon steer tube. Is it pretty much the same tolerance as an alloy steerer? Thanks & thanks.
re: carbon steer tube & stemPaul
Mar 5, 2002 11:57 AM
I have a Look, and they gave torque specs. Didn't yours? Some stems on the market have, for a better term, an offset on the stem bolts, bolted in opposite direction. They state that this design is good for carbon steerers. But I have a conventional stem, and just snugged it up.I didn't tightened it as much as I would with an alloy steerer. My friend did the same with his Reynolds Ouzo. We haven't had any problems. Someday I'll buy a torque wrench. If you are really concerned, then the manufacture should help you out with the specs.
Mar 5, 2002 4:28 PM