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?