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Many of those stems have the "bolt" on one side of the stem fixed. Like the seatpost bolt in dlu's answer, you push it in and it locks in place. The seatpost one has a little tab, the step ones usually have a hex part under the head of the bolt. The photo below shows a similar stem, only this one has a replaceable bolt where yours seems to have the bolt and ...


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It is likely that what you've got is a hex (Allen) head nut & bolt, similar to this seat post binder bolt. If you are lucky you may be able to work it free by loosening the undamaged side. To do that you will need to find way to keep the other side from moving. This could be easy or a real pain. First off, try to get some lubricant to the threads. Work ...


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If you find that it can't be fixed, then try to go with a solid stem that's already at the correct angle. I had an adjustable one before and after adjusting it, I could never get it to be tightened properly and it would always wobble. A bike co-op or bike dump is a good place to look for parts like this as solid stems don't usually wear out and many of them ...


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I would guess these take a metric Allen wrench, a.k.a. L-wrench, so if you used an English-sized one you can bork the hex, making it difficult to turn. The sticker in your second photo references M5, M6, etc., which are common abbreviations for metric hex-headed screws. Even if you carelessly use the correct metric wrench, you can still make a mess. I would ...


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I used a 32tpi hacksaw blade with a miter box from IKEA that they sell to cut their ceiling hanging curtain rail to keep my cut perpendicular to the bar. It was a bit tougher cutting than I expected. But patience and no problems. I'll echo the caution of carbon fiber dust. I sprayed the area with water and I still got "cotton" at the back of my throat. ...


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It is shocking that many bike mechanics does not know how to fit the stem properly, leaving me to do the work for myself. I'm now writing this answer in hope that people never have an anguished scream in their head about this mis-alligned stem. 1)Tie a ribbon/cord or anything that hanging on the stem. 2)Make sure the ribbon touches the wheel. 3)Allign ...


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This works for me...first eyeball it. Then for the fine adjusments take a string and stick one end to the center of your wheel (right at the top of the wheel) then measure the distance to one end of the handlebar (just take the other end of the string to the end of the handlebar) and then compare it to the other end of the handlebar...if it is aligned it ...


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It is a little hard to tell from your photos, but do you have grip shifters? For setups with grip shifters, the grips are generally much shorter / narrower, as part of the "grip surface" is the shifter itself. If you do indeed have grip shifters, you can do as ojs suggested & move the shifters / brakes in towards the stem, or, you could return the ...


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You can move the brake and shift levers inward. They are tightened around the handlebar with hex bolts or screws, you can loosen these and move the parts around. If the result feels too narrow, you can change to a wider handlebar. Edit: See the other answer for solution with grip shifters.



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