Re: : Re: [CR]Help needed on 3TTT Bar and Stem dilemma!


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis
From: <RaleighPro531@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:49:20 EST
Subject: Re: : Re: [CR]Help needed on 3TTT Bar and Stem dilemma!
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 2/21/2002 10:38:33 AM Eastern Standard Time, brucerobbins@supanet.com writes:


> I'm sure I read it here but the best tip I've had is to place a flat piece
> of metal across the threaded hole in the stem and screw the bolt against
> that. That should open the stem out nicely but watch you don't overdo it.

Yes but for us real Neanderthals, with stems that take a nut and bolt you still have to come up with a wedge of some sort, preferrably without gouging the metal in the stem while you at it. Related question: What are older 3ttt Record stems supposed to measure in the clamp area? Mine is 25.85 and 25.9 depends on which direction you measure. A 26.0 bar is going to be fun to get in. There's always emory paper.......

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA