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I Successfully Fixed My Crooked Visconti Spring Clip!

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#1 esteroids

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 00:29

For those of you who've had this problem and looked closely at it, I'm sure you've seen the little spring behind the top of the clip. I'm sure you've suspected something about that spring was the source of your stress. It was.

The disc you see in the picture is inside the cap, below the magnetic finial. I made a rudimentary tool to unscrew it (regular thread, CCW to loosen). First I removed the adjustable stop ring in the cap (this is reverse thread).


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The problem is that the ends of the spring aren't ground flat. If the spring turns such a way as the end of the coil spring seats crooked on the clip it pushes on the back of the clip at an angle. I tried to turn the spring in place but it it so compressed that I couldn't budge it. It had to come out. I ground the ends flat, as you might see on a valve spring, and put it back together. 

O frabjous day! It's fixed!


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#2 farazqamar

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:15

Congrats. Can you please post a picture of the tool you used to unscrew? Cheers.

#3 Seney724

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 14:28

For those of you who've had this problem and looked closely at it, I'm sure you've seen the little spring behind the top of the clip. I'm sure you've suspected something about that spring was the source of your stress. It was.

The disc you see in the picture is inside the cap, below the magnetic finial. I made a rudimentary tool to unscrew it (regular thread, CCW to loosen). First I removed the adjustable stop ring in the cap (this is reverse thread).


47529683192_a7e00164ea_m.jpg 47529683062_36b10b3849_m.jpg

The problem is that the ends of the spring aren't ground flat. If the spring turns such a way as the end of the coil spring seats crooked on the clip it pushes on the back of the clip at an angle. I tried to turn the spring in place but it it so compressed that I couldn't budge it. It had to come out. I ground the ends flat, as you might see on a valve spring, and put it back together. 

O frabjous day! It's fixed!


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Strong work!!

Thanks for sharing.



#4 PAKMAN

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 15:11

Awesome! I hope Visconti sees this and makes an easy adjustment to their manufacturing process to fix this issue!


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