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Slipping Forgie Stem(4 posts)

Slipping Forgie Stemlouisd
Sep 22, 2002 10:36 AM
I have a new bike with a 3TTT Forgie stem. When climbing out of the saddle, the stem "slips" enough (down) that it presses on the hiddensetand causes the steering to tighten up for a few minutes. Yes, I have the bolt cranked down. Is this due to the one bolt clamp design?
re: Slipping Forgie StemRusty Coggs
Sep 22, 2002 7:25 PM
I don't know,but something does not sound right. If it 'slips' down under pressure,what causes it to 'unslip'? I have one bolt ones that don't do that,but not sure that means anything.
re: Slipping Forgie Stemlouisd
Sep 23, 2002 2:59 AM
I sort of pull up on it hard and that is just enough. Maybe I don't have the bolt tight enough.
re: Slipping Forgie StemPMC
Sep 23, 2002 6:47 AM
I'm just guessing here but it sounds more like a headset issue than stem troubles. Does the frame have an internal heaset? I've heard of frames with the Cane Creek internal headsets doing this. If it does have this headset, bring it back to the shop and have it replaced. Your problem should be history.

Just a thought...