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Quill Stem Question(4 posts)

Quill Stem QuestionVetteRacer
Feb 4, 2002 9:50 PM
Is the bolt supposed to be close to the top or go down like 2 inches into the stem? There is a lip just barely in there, but there wasnt a washer with the bolt to hold it, should there have been?

The problem I am having is that I tigheten the bolt all the way and the wedge is still moveable and I can remove the stem still. Wondering if I need to find a washer or need a shorter bolt.

Make & model?zelig
Feb 5, 2002 1:04 AM
The quill stems I've used, Nitto, Cinelli and TTT have all had a washer for the expander bolt. If the design of the stem is such that the bolt head is recessed, it should generally be flush with the surface of the stem and definitely not into the stem. Sounds like someone never replaced the washer after removing the bolt or it was never installed.
Make & model?VetteRacer
Feb 5, 2002 4:34 PM
Its a Forte Stem, no idea on model #. Its came with my frameset, and its to be used as a temp untill we figure out the correct size & order it.

re:It depends.......Rusty Coggs
Feb 5, 2002 8:40 AM
Some quill stems are designed to use a short bolt that seats well below the top of the stem. On mine that use a longer bolt that seats near flush with the top of the stem, the bolt head is big enough to provide the needed support and a washer is not really necessary.Maybe you have a mismatched bolt?? Or, the threads in the wedge are stripped?