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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:57 pm 
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My Look 695 Aerolight is a stunning bike but I've had some problems with the Zipp Contour SL bars slipping (rotating) in the Aerostem clamp. The LBS have been supportive so far and reassembled the stem for the third time following Look's instructions exactly using 'Ritchey Torque paste. So far they have stayed put but I am having to be very gentle on the bars, as the bar stem interface feels far from solid.

My concern is whenever I stand going up a short climb or sprinting, the stem bar interface flexes and creaks and it feels like its going to fail/slip. I'm not putting much force through the bars, or pulling up anywhere near as I might on my other bikes.

I haven't found anything online reporting problems other than some comments that the stem is not a great design.

Any other Aerolight owners having similar problems/concerns?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:45 pm 
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I have same bars that I put on older stem ( c stem) only 1 ride but cat3 climb and 40 mph descent.. So a reasonable test.. So far ok.

Using tacx paste myself


Nevermind.. I didn't realize the aero stem was so different in design .. Look nice. I would contact look if you have not already done so


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:14 pm 
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The Aerostem uses a wrap over metal strap rather than the more traditional bolted face plate of the C-Stem.

I've had no response contacting Look direct.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:05 pm 
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What colour are the two bolts? If they're black they need swapping out as they were recalled. If silver they should be fine, check the clamp is installed evenly and double check the torque.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:52 am 
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Thanks for your response.

Bolts are silver. Alignment and torque to spec. Still creaks and flexes too much for my peace of mind.


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