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mechanic help!!(4 posts)

mechanic help!!fly-bye
Nov 7, 2001 9:16 PM
Hi guys! I cannot get my stem to tighten properly no matter how hard I crank the stem bolts. I have a E-90 carbon fork(with carbon steerer) Cinelli integralter and King headset. the stem just slips on the steerer tube. Can anyone help me?
not too sure on this.......dupe
Nov 7, 2001 11:44 PM
but someone on an earlier post (in the components section) mention that alter stems (essentially the same as you and i have on our integralters) have a habit of stripping bolts that clamp the stem to the fork end.

you may look at replacing these with better specc'd items. it may be a start. mine holds up ok but ive only ever installed it and haven't touched it scince.

also check that you have the right model. i think that they may have come in 1" and 1 1/8" inch models. if so you could use a shim but i personally wouldn't be brave enough to ride with this setup.

hope this helps.
re: mechanic help!!Rusty coggs
Nov 8, 2001 6:43 AM
Are you trying to use a 11/8" stem on a 1" steerer with out the shim?
re: mechanic help!!fly-bye
Nov 8, 2001 1:18 PM
I am using the shim that came with the stem. but thats how it acts. Although in the open position, I don't think you could fit a bigger shim. It just slides on the steerer tube once it is tight. ???????