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orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

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orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

Postby simonvi on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:18 pm

Hello all, does anyone knows the correct orientation of the washer in the handlebar lock, part 215-09 ? at least mine is not rectangular, it's more like a trapezoid, it's cracked now and I have ordered a replacement from strida Canada west, I want to know so not to crack the new one.

Thanks in advance

Simon
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Re: orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:43 pm

Hello Simon,

I believe it's usually mounted pointing downwards (meaning the straight edge with 4 corners), but it works vice-versa, too.
Also, I'm pretty sure that it did not brake not due to wrong orientation, it's just overused plastic.
(In other words - depending on bolt torque and clamp use frequency - it will break again sooner or later.) Fortunately it's not an expensive part :|

Kind regards,

Chris
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Re: orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

Postby simonvi on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:00 pm

Blackstridaaustria wrote:Hello Simon,

I believe it's usually mounted pointing downwards (meaning the straight edge with 4 corners), but it works vice-versa, too.
Also, I'm pretty sure that it did not brake not due to wrong orientation, it's just overused plastic.
(In other words - depending on bolt torque and clamp use frequency - it will break again sooner or later.) Fortunately it's not an expensive part :|

Kind regards,

Chris


Thanks again Chris for your fast response

Simon
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Re: orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

Postby Bill Wilby on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:45 pm

Hi Simon, this may help, the corners that are shaped do face down on new Strida bikes, the curve of the washer fits the round axle. I don't see a reason other than so the nylon washer is less visible. I don't think it would matter if it was installed with the shaped corners facing up.

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Re: orientation of the washer in handlebar lock part 215-09

Postby simonvi on Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:33 pm

Bill Wilby wrote:Hi Simon, this may help, the corners that are shaped do face down on new Strida bikes, the curve of the washer fits the round axle. I don't see a reason other than so the nylon washer is less visible. I don't think it would matter if it was installed with the shaped corners facing up.

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Bill, with your explanation now it´s cristal clear and the orientation is just esthetic.

Thanks for taking the time to explain

Simon
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