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slipping handlebars?(3 posts)

slipping handlebars?jchristopher
Nov 5, 2002 8:44 PM
My drop bars are slipping "up", presumably from when I am riding on the drops over rough terrain. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestions for a different stem, maybe?

I've tried the obvious stuff... both bar and stem are 26.0mm, etc.
re: slipping handlebars?morati
Nov 6, 2002 3:50 PM
I had that same problem with an old Kona Jake the Snake. Try putting one revolution of double-backed carpet tape around the circumference of the bar to stop the slipping for a cheap quick fix.
Rough stuffOffRoadTourer
Nov 6, 2002 9:20 PM
Put a piece of sandpaper between bar and stem then tighten up stem. Sounds dodgy I know, but I've seen it work.