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I Successfully Fixed My Crooked Visconti Spring Clip!



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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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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.

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

PAKMAN

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I'm sorry, I can't find the tool now.


It was made from a piece of aluminum tubing, 1/4" (7mm) outside diameter and thick walls. Brass would probably be better. I filed away at the end, leaving four short prongs to fit the shallow indents in the inner cap ring. I needed firm pressure pushing on the tool while turning. I probably used a little heat as well.



Good luck,


Craig


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