Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

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Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby feelthewheel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:29 pm

Have been away for some time, am excited about the recent posts going on though (amazing stuff GaryF)!

I've got a technical question about the sizing of the internal binder bolt for the Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem. I've never pulled one apart before, and there's one fitted to a new (old) bicycle in my collection. Can any forum members confirm it's a 6mm Allen Key thanks?

On VeloBase is says 6mm, however before I go sourcing and spending money on the correct tool I'd like to see if it's actually the case. Cheers for any assistance!

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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby P!N20 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:46 pm

Yeah 6mm. Make sure it's a long one.

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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby feelthewheel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:11 pm

Ace! Thanks P!N20 :)

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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby GaryF » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:39 pm

I checked mine out too - as PIN20 says, it's a 6mm Allen Key.

How's Anakie? I used to live close by in Lovely Banks and catch the Anakie bus to School.

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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby LG » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:08 am

As above, but if you don't have allen keys you're probably better off going to bunnings/supercheap auto etc and buying a set rather than just a 6mm
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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby feelthewheel » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Thanks LG, I'll check out Bunnings/Supercheap in Geelong, and maybe a specialist tool-shop or two.

@GaryF - Anakie is still the very quiet country village it's always been. Nothing much happens. Probably the way the locals like it! :lol:

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Re: Shimano 600 AX Quill Aero Stem - hidden binder bolt size/confirmation

Postby RobertL » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:45 am

I don't know anything about that bolt, but I know that you can get a "good enough" set of T-handled allen keys (hex wrenches) from Bunnings, Supacheap or a tool shop for about $30 upwards.

They make life much easier. I even use them on IKEA furniture instead of the little toy ones they supply :)
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