I got a new stem delivered today (after wanting something with higher rise)
It doesn't seem to have been made properly, to the point is visually quite obvious. One of the (threaded) holes for the (top)stem bolt isn't straight:
The left side is the hole at a skew
Because of this, the bolt will be loading onto one side of the washer, and thus onto one side at one particular point(on the far edge where the bar stops being clamped).
How likely is it to snap my handlebar given its mainly loaded at one point, rather than right across the clamping zone(EA70s aren't exactly thick walled)?
If it were for a commuter (with a thicker, narrower handlebar) I might not be so bothered, but I want to be able to do upto 3ft flat-flat drops and all manner of riding with it.
Should I send it back (given its a manufacturing defect) or Am I missing something that means it can't load the handlebar unevenly?