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    Maxm MX-5 riser, paraniod it might have been overtightened

    Hopefully someone on here has a view on this, I have a Maxm MX-5 riser, and I installed it with a torque wrench to the correct amount (2 bolt RF stem, 11Nm), however last night I got paranoid and decided to take the face plate off and have a look, just in case.

    Anyhow to cut a already long story short, I noticed that there are a couple (3 max) of very small ripples in the laminate, may'be 2mm long, and a fraction of a mm high when part of the stem faceplate has gripped the bar.

    Does this mean the bars are knackered? or is this completely normal? I have tried emailing info@maxcomponents.com, however they don't seem to reply, and now I am worried.

    What do people think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichC
    Hopefully someone on here has a view on this, I have a Maxm MX-5 riser, and I installed it with a torque wrench to the correct amount (2 bolt RF stem, 11Nm), however last night I got paranoid and decided to take the face plate off and have a look, just in case.

    Anyhow to cut a already long story short, I noticed that there are a couple (3 max) of very small ripples in the laminate, may'be 2mm long, and a fraction of a mm high when part of the stem faceplate has gripped the bar.

    Does this mean the bars are knackered? or is this completely normal? I have tried emailing info@maxcomponents.com, however they don't seem to reply, and now I am worried.

    What do people think?
    If its just in the clearcoat, it shouldn't be a problem at all. If its actually in the carbon, have the bar checked or replaced by Maxm.

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    Hmm it looked like it was just in the clearcoat, I will take some high res pictures, and wait for Maxm's reply then.

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    i also did that to my mx5! i think i overtightened the brake levers and i seem to put a small dent. maybe about 3mm long. my mechanic said it should be still okay. I am still using it and so far no problems

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    Torque specs...

    Where do you get the specs for how much to torque does the stem, brakes, etc? I just got an EC90 (101.3g) and will be putting it on a new build. Is it specific to the bar or stem? Thanks. Also, will lock-on grips be ok?

    Calvin

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    Same here, but not from overtightening

    I rode my MX-5's for 9 months on my geared bike, then my singlespeed as a commuter for a few more months. Just changed the singlespeed into a real mtn bike SS and did my 2nd ride...lots of climbing and torquing on the bars, did not touch the bolts/stem at all...and noticed the same marks on the laminate and am worried.

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    I found the torque for each component out from looking on each manufacturers website for the components to see what they recommended.

    No reply back from Maxm yet so I might try emailing them again.

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    i was told by Chad devall (of redbarnbicycles.com) and Maxm that this is fairly normal and it is really only the paint/clearcost shifting (weird.. I know), and it does no structural damage.

    Scared the hell out of me when I first noticed it, but i have been using my bar for many months since with no problems (and even scratched the bar in a crash! And was given an OK to keep using it).


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    Cool, looks like they will be OK then.

    I t would be nice if Maxm replied though, as I haven't heard a thing back from them

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