Bicycle handlebar stem securing device and method for securing bicycle handlebar stem to steering tube

Dispositif et methode de fixation de tige de guidon de bicyclette a un tube de direction

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A method for securing handlebar stem to steering tube includes a step of placing a head tube, an upper bearing set and a stem tube on a top of a steering tube, and an underside of the stem tube being in contact with the upper bearing set; a step of using a securing device having an expandable portion inserted into the steering tube and applying a downward force to a top of the stem tube; a step of rotating the securing device to urge the expandable portion against an inner periphery of the steering tube and the downward force pressing the stem tube onto the upper bearing set, and a step of releasing the expandable portion and removing the securing device from the steering tube. The securing device can be used repeatedly and reduces the bicycle weight.

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