On a really stubborn one ages ago, I took out the handlebar clamp bolt, slipped a nut and a washer in the space, and then threaded a machine screw into the nut from the outside. I placed a penny on the opposing side of the space, and then screwed down the screw until the end pressed on the penny, opening the throat. Make sense?
Anyway, I just did it a bit and then tried the stem, and then tightened (expanded) it a bit more until I got it around without chewing up the bars. If I recall it took three hands to hold the screw nut and penny, but it worked.
Best of luck.
David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bikerdaver@aol.com Sent: February 21, 2002 2:11 AM To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Help needed on 3TTT Bar and Stem dilemma!
I know this may have been discussed to death in the past, but I am in a jam and need that info again. I have an early 70s 3TTT Bar and Stem that are two separate items. How do I get the stem on the bar without scratching the living daylights out of the bar. Do I use 30w oil, 30w saliva, car jack or what? Any and all help is sincerely appreciated. Cheers, Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT