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Gossamer Gear LT4 Locking Problems?
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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Gossamer Gear LT4 Locking Problems? on 02/11/2013 12:37:41 MST Print View

While doing a pre-hike gear-check I discovered why my LT4s where suddenly giving me locking problems. In 4 years of use and abuse they have been solid and reliable. But then - Yat-te-Hey?

ExpanderThreads

Check out those threads. The one on the left is how I found it. The one on the right has been cleaned.

The threads were filled with expander detritus, generated over the years of loosen/tighten.

And now they are back to normal.

Oh - as long as you are in there, swab out the upper.

Edited by greg23 on 02/11/2013 14:13:44 MST.

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
GG LT4s on 02/12/2013 19:30:41 MST Print View

Greg,
If these poles are so great, why in the world don't they ever seem to have them for sale? Just wonderin'

Maggie Harlan
(MaggieMaeFlower) - F

Locale: Ohio
Back in stock soon? on 02/12/2013 21:44:52 MST Print View

I spoke to someone at GG a couple of weeks ago. The company that makes the locking mechanism discontinued that part. After searching, GG just decided to start making their own so they wouldn't have this problem again. Last time I spoke to them they said they had the mold and the poles should be available mid February. I hope this helps. I'm looking to get a set myself.

Eric Johnson
(unimog) - MLife

Locale: Utah
Back in stock soon? on 02/12/2013 22:30:39 MST Print View

I asked last week and they are saying beginning of March...

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
swapping uppers? on 02/13/2013 04:10:47 MST Print View

"Oh - as long as you are in there, swab out the upper."

the upper section of the pole? the upper rubber expander? Curious to know which part you meant and reasoning. Thanks!

Edited by Konrad1013 on 02/13/2013 04:16:42 MST.