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    et tu?

    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    Which trip were you on last year?
    the 2nd one... May something-or-another.
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    .And following our will and wind . . .
    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    Training for the VQ last year ..
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    heres one ya dont see every day

    courtesy of the Avid Black Ops dept
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    And that's the TRUTH...

    Fast Freddy has all kinda shiznit!!!
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    667...Neighbor of the Beast

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    Nothing too special....
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    can you say depth-of-field?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo2k
    heres one ya dont see every day
    er, not sure i've even seen it now?





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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    er, not sure i've even seen it now?





    He's showing off the Avid SAAGO (Stiff As All Get Out) stem (yes, Avid made a stem). Collet-style with bolts on top instead of on the back and no top cap.

    Used mine all last season. Works great as long as you have a lumberjack friend who can twist on the bars hard enough to pop it off whenever you need it taken off. That thing clamps down harder than a bear trap. Physically impossible to remove the stem without having a handlebar clamped in place.

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    Guinness

    The Bike Building Lube



    The Finished Product...


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    Not the best picture, but another of fast freddy's masterpieces. A few people (not cyclists, obviously) have seriously asked where my fuel tank is, at which point I like to grab my stomach.

    2007 Specialized Stumperjumper FSR Expert

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    Another Fast Freddy original
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    How do you change your headset cap (I am a total wrenching newb if you couldn't tell)? Is it as simple as unscrewing the old one and putting the new one on? I know there are bearings in there so i don't want to screw something up but i really want to personalize my bike a bit.

    Thanks!

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    Yes, it's that simple

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleMang
    How do you change your headset cap (I am a total wrenching newb if you couldn't tell)? Is it as simple as unscrewing the old one and putting the new one on? I know there are bearings in there so i don't want to screw something up but i really want to personalize my bike a bit.

    Thanks!
    Just unscrew the top cap bolt, remove the old cap, put the new one on, and screw the bolt back on tightly. Voila! You're finished and you've just personalized your bike.

    The only time you'll have issues with the headset bearings is if you loosen the bolts that hold the stem to the steerer tube after removing the top cap. Leave the stem bolts alone and remove only the top cap bolt, and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Clyde
    Just unscrew the top cap bolt, remove the old cap, put the new one on, and screw the bolt back on tightly. Voila! You're finished and you've just personalized your bike.

    The only time you'll have issues with the headset bearings is if you loosen the bolts that hold the stem to the steerer tube after removing the top cap. Leave the stem bolts alone and remove only the top cap bolt, and you'll be fine.

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    I was told not to tighten the screw all of the way down, is that not true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbike1
    I was told not to tighten the screw all of the way down, is that not true?
    As the OP said, you're not changing the pressure on the bearings if the stem is already locked in. Anyway just make it tight enough to hold. Cane Creek makes their top caps of material that will break before there's enough pressure to damage the bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    As the OP said, you're not changing the pressure on the bearings if the stem is already locked in. Anyway just make it tight enough to hold. Cane Creek makes their top caps of material that will break before there's enough pressure to damage the bearings.
    thats cool, I was just curious. I know when I put my stem back on I use to loosen the stem & top cap screw to get it straight. Now I now I can just loosen the stem bolts rather then the top cap & stem bolts & when I get the new cap & try go to put it on I know I can just loosen the top cap screw rather then the stem bolts aswell.

    I guess I was under the impression that the top cap bolt was what puts pressure on the bearings, not the stem bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbike1
    thats cool, I was just curious. I know when I put my stem back on I use to loosen the stem & top cap screw to get it straight. Now I now I can just loosen the stem bolts rather then the top cap & stem bolts & when I get the new cap & try go to put it on I know I can just loosen the top cap screw rather then the stem bolts aswell.

    I guess I was under the impression that the top cap bolt was what puts pressure on the bearings, not the stem bolts?
    The top cap just pre-loads the bearings, after the stem is locked you can ride without a top cap.

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    Yba.................
    I will poop on you and your bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    The top cap just pre-loads the bearings, after the stem is locked you can ride without a top cap.
    Never new that. So basically the top cap serves no purpose once the stem is locked in place & straight.

    Thanks

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    One more...

    When you come to a rock, ride over it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbike1
    So basically the top cap serves no purpose once the stem is locked in place & straight.
    100% true. Unless you're paranoid like me and can't bear to stare into the abyss that is an open steerer tube.

    I say Plug That Hole!

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    Just a boring old CK topcap, but I liked how the pic turned out.

    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiefab
    100% true. Unless you're paranoid like me and can't bear to stare into the abyss that is an open steerer tube.

    I say Plug That Hole!
    No doubt, I am just waiting for my custom Fast fred's cap. Right now I just have the stock fsa cap.

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    here is the top cap, I just got it from Fast Freds & installed it today. I like how it is flush to the stem.


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