HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
I'm going to sand my 3T Ergonova and Arx Ltd. stem down to a matte carbon finish.
I've got the sanding steps under control, but...

The gritty part of my handlebars is more or less completely smooth where my stem sits. Due to huge potholes and the stem slipping.
Would it be a problem of sanding the gritty part away and use carbon paste on the stem and handlebars when assembling again?

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:26 pm
Posts: 416
I have strangely enough just sanded down my stem and bar - ergonova LTD and ritchey C260 carbon. I tried to leave the grit behind but it was impossible as it would ahve shown through the stem spaces. So i sanded down as it is not complete yet i haven't ridden it, but i imagine a bit of carbon paste and maybe leaving it slightly rougher should be fine.

_________________
Evo 5.63kg SL3 6.66 viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
Dearly noted.. Only one way to find out then.. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 770
Location: Stockholm, The Arctic...
The LTD bar looks like shit for that price.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
Okay.. :?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:07 pm
Posts: 628
PSM wrote:
The LTD bar looks like shit for that price.


Why? design? finish?

And is it not all about weight?
You pay more for Schmolke. Does it look better?
Or which bar looks better?

Sorry for being off topic here.

_________________
Kuota Kom Evo
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=111825&p=955235#p955235" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 770
Location: Stockholm, The Arctic...
I mean the colour fading. Skip the paint under stem. Problem solved. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:54 pm
Posts: 437
Location: London
ive done this with the same combo. get a rough idea of where your stem will sit on the handlebars and sand the visible parts. I've managed it with minimal effort. Though rough roads, its yet to slip.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:57 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
Posts: 1960
Location: NoVA/DC
put assembly paste in the clamp area. with that, the rough bar finish is superfluous. it barely does anything anyway IMO.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:15 pm
Posts: 177
I sanded down my ENVE bars and stem, and have had zero slipping problems. Also, I believe the inside clamping surface of the stem also has that grip (at least on my ENVE stem it did, which is made at same place at 3T stem) so you should be fine.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
I'll sand it all down, and get back when it's seen some miles..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Posts: 661
Location: NYC
After sanding u might want to check carefully whether you compromised your carbon layup with stem clamp...the gouge on the right side of pic appears to be pretty deep ( beyond clearcoat and paint) and into the carbon. EM3

_________________
______________

My 2013 Cervelo R5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
^Noted.. Just checked the bars, so far it seems fine. I think the picture exaggerates it a bit..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Posts: 59
Location: Denmark
The result:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

3T Ergonova 40cm:
Before: 178 grams
Now: 164 grams

3T Arx Ltd. 100mm
Before: 116 grams
Now: 113 grams


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:26 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:32 pm
Posts: 64
WOW! that looks amazing, what sanding steps did you use??

thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], goatliver, Google Adsense [Bot], LeShark, maxxevv, mpower, VTBike, Wielrenner, Yahoo [Bot] and 71 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bontrager XXX Stem and XXX VR-C Handlebar

in Road

MNX1024

7

811

Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:42 pm

crimsonbadger View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. -17 degree stem and handlebar advice

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Road

KOGAN

46

4691

Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:12 am

shimmeD View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sanding an R5 VWD?

in Road

bazmac

7

889

Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:18 pm

fitty4 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. titanium stem vs carbon stem?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Lemule

21

2082

Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:58 pm

Lemule View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Help - want polished 31.8 handlebar

in Road

Bantamben

5

803

Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:59 pm

Bantamben View the latest post


It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:29 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB