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    handlebars keep slipping

    My handlebars are knurled, but they keep slipping down/backwards anyways. I know how to tighten them, and to make sure that the stem is attached evenly on the top and bottom. Does anyone have any suggestions? I do not think that loc tite would help because I don't think that the screws are coming loose and causing the problem.

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kt3486 View Post
    I do not think that loc tite would help because I don't think that the screws are coming loose and causing the problem.
    You could have bent the bar by over tightening, or something else. I saw this happen to GT bars back in the 90s.

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    What stem are you running? Some stems just are teh suck when it comes to clamping power. you could also try sanding off the paint (if there is any) on the inside of the stem clamping area and/or bar clamp area, solved the problem for me once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brycexlighthall View Post
    You could have bent the bar by over tightening, or something else. I saw this happen to GT bars back in the 90s.
    I really doubt I bent a pair of brand new chromoly bars from over tightening 4 allen screws.. but I guess it is a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FR4life. View Post
    What stem are you running? Some stems just are teh suck when it comes to clamping power. you could also try sanding off the paint (if there is any) on the inside of the stem clamping area and/or bar clamp area, solved the problem for me once.
    I tried looking around and couldn't find anything out about my stem. It is the stem that comes stock on the subrosa malum dirt 08. I think that sanding the paint out of the inside of the clamping area is a good idea, I'm gonna try this and see if it solves anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kt3486 View Post
    It is the stem that comes stock on the subrosa malum dirt 08..
    Yeah it's usually only stock stems that would have a slipping problem like that, some of them are just flat out terrible.

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    Clean the stem and bar really well. Put a little grease on the bolts. Try not to strip them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck View Post
    Clean the stem and bar really well. Put a little grease on the bolts. Try not to strip them out.
    Bingo. Wouldn't hurt to take a coarse grit sand paper to them as well.
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    LOCKTIGHT!

    sand the inside paint off like suggested or get a new stem.

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    solid og stem = no slippin

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