Originally Posted by Beater
Distill that down for a noob. Indexed? The stem looked like it had a slight conical shape, and then there was a pin holding the thing together (plus significant compression, I'm guessing) to the lower triple.
Right ok, compression is the press fit of stem into triple. It has a pin, also? ok, but you made it sound like there was only one way for the stem to go into the neck... doesnt sound right.
Do the fork tubes fit this arrangement? If so, its just a trick of the photo angle. And also, do you think the tubes will hit the frame gussets before the steering stops in front hit?