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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Nope, 5NM on every one I've seen. Check the pics posted in this thread:

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/ritche ... 65010.html


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Guys,
Thanks for all the replies.
I think I could live with the soft boltheads. I never torque the stems to the max because there is no need to. I have seen a critical fork failure (Scott CR1 + Ritchey WCS stem) due to tightening the stems to the max or above.
Maybe the frontplate bolts need to be tightened a little bit more because if you hit a hole at high speed unprepared the bar can slip and rotate forward.
I usually put some carbon anti seize grease between the bar and the stem, that increases the friction and lowers the required torque.

Anyway, I am also considering 3T ARX Team alloy stem. Currently Im using Ritchey 4axis WCS and its extremely soft at 130mm.
PRO stems are good but they are all 10deg, I need 6.

@Ritchey: Do you now ship the stems with the hex bolts instead? Is the C260 significally stiffer than 4axis at 130mm?

Another question: I have a FSA K-force compact bar. Is there any known problem with the instalation since the bar is a little profiled on the top?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:29 pm 
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BdaGhisallo wrote:
Nope, 5NM on every one I've seen. Check the pics posted in this thread:

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/ritche ... 65010.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Well... on this one it says 4...
http://www.google.si/imgres?imgurl=http ... w&dur=1604

I dont own one but I have seen many pics on the web saying 4Nm..


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:04 am 
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borja wrote:
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Nope, 5NM on every one I've seen. Check the pics posted in this thread:

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/ritche ... 65010.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Well... on this one it says 4...
http://www.google.si/imgres?imgurl=http ... w&dur=1604" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I dont own one but I have seen many pics on the web saying 4Nm..


First, that is the WCS C260 BB aluminum.

Second, I have the same stem in the photo you posted, mne says 5nm. Maybe they have different production runs and adjusted the nm required after some study to 5nm.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:16 am 
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@borja

The slip like you describe happened to me last week a day or so after posting here. I figured it was karma.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:26 am 
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Imaking20 wrote:
@borja

The slip like you describe happened to me last week a day or so after posting here. I figured it was karma.


:)
Put some carbon instalation paste between the stem and the bar and tighten. It should be ok.
I use this from FSA..
http://www.google.si/imgres?q=fsa+carbo ... s:32,i:202


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:39 am 
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It has the paste :|


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