Stem Raiser

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Stem Raiser

Postby foxychick » 23 Jun 2018, 1:12pm

How effective are these has anyone used them and if so how does it effect steering and do they ever come loose?

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Re: Stem Raiser

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 1:19pm

Anything a bit longer might be a bit less rigid
Make sure all bolts are tight
I have a swivel stem, the bars can be removed after unscrewing four allen keys, much better than the old type and lots of adjustment
Cycling? Of course, but it is far better on a Gillott.. Alternative facts welcome

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Re: Stem Raiser

Postby mercalia » 23 Jun 2018, 1:47pm

I have a very long one 120mm I think. Hasnt been a problem but then I aint an animal yanking the 'bars. Wouldnt have to use one if bike makers sold the steerer uncut?

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Re: Stem Raiser

Postby 0xymoron » 23 Jun 2018, 8:15pm

Due to a stiff neck I've used them for years (various makes, including cheap Chinese copies ex EBay) and never had a problem.

do they ever come loose?

Surely there's no reason why they are any more likely to come loose than a stem?