This is a follow-up to this thread...
I bought some new handlebars to replace the ones I crashed, they finally got here and I went to put them on the bike. The expander bolt (right term? the bolt that clamps the stem onto the bars) was stuck so I squirted a bunch of wd-40 in there and let it sit for a couple days. I tried turning it tonight and it turned with some resistance but nothing terrible (I was worried about stripping the allen wrench "threads" so I didn't torque on it too hard). After a couple of turns, I heard a "pop" and it suddenly became somewhat easier to turn...kept turning it until it came out and I think I broke the bolt.
Here's a couple pictures, they're not great but my house is dark and it's hard to get good shots of small stuff with my camera.
Here's the part with allen threads. It's about 1/4" long and this is a side view showing the crack that I don't think should be there...
Here's the best shot of the hole the above bolt came out of. I think I can see the end of the screw surrounded by the rest of the bolt that broke (shiny new metal around the screw instead of the old metal exposed everywhere else)
So...am I correct in thinking that the bolt broke? And is there anything to do to fix it? I did a quick google to see if there are any replacement bolts available anywhere and found some for the XA stems but not the 1A... is it back to the ebay for a new stem or is there some trick to replacing the bolt with something else (assuming I can get the remnants of the old bolt out)? At the moment, I don't really care if it's cosmetically perfect. (I really want to ride this bike, the weather in Albuquerque's finally getting nice and I'm stuck on my crappy mtn bike/commuter...)
Thanks for any help/suggestions
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