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FionnL

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I am looking for some help in a calculation if possible.

I am looking at a bike design where the handlebars are clamped in place in the stem using only 1 bolt - see the picture attached or link below for an example.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5OFgxNjAw/z/rdgAAOxyrYFR2wbP/$(KGrHqF,!k8FHQwpchTzBR2wbP!Now~~60_35.JPG

There has been issues with the handle bars slipping forward when in use. I think that this is a manufacturing problem and not a design issue as this type of stem with one bolt is quite common.

However I would like to prove this mathematically. How do I calculate the force that the bolt and clamp have on the handlebars? I would like to compare a calculation of 1 bolt versus 2 and 4.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks