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    Part-time epistemologist invisiblehand's Avatar
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    Adjustable (180) quill stem & where is Koffee Brown?

    So I have been looking for a 180 degree adjustable quill stem with a long reach. The only one that I can find is the Dahon one which appears to have a short reach.

    I have been periodically searching EBay and online stores for a while without any luck.

    BTW, has Koffee Brown been around lately? I believe that she is the one that started this group.

    -G

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    Ms Brown quit or was booted (I forget which) many moons ago, some sort of dispute about her modding methods.

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    Damn shame, I miss her. She was one of the all time best posters. But
    her personality wasn't quite right to be a Mod.

    I keep hoping she'll come back.

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    I'm using a 140 mm adjustable stem on my Swift to make up for the too-small frame size. This helps but makes the steering a bit unstable. I was what your 180 mm would do to the handling.

    The problem of fitting folders to larger riders isn't discussed much here unfortunately.

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    http://www.humpert.com/de/bikeparts/...29&produkt=218

    I have a few of them for 45 bucks a pop . not eactly what you lookin for but maybe you can make something work with it ...

    thor

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmalc View Post
    I'm using a 140 mm adjustable stem on my Swift to make up for the too-small frame size. This helps but makes the steering a bit unstable. I was what your 180 mm would do to the handling.

    The problem of fitting folders to larger riders isn't discussed much here unfortunately.
    Well, I want a long reach ... but the 180 degrees refers to the angle that the stem can take.

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    Part-time epistemologist invisiblehand's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Ms Brown quit or was booted (I forget which) many moons ago, some sort of dispute about her modding methods.
    Too bad ... I would like her to come back as well.

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    Part-time epistemologist invisiblehand's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    http://www.humpert.com/de/bikeparts/...29&produkt=218

    I have a few of them for 45 bucks a pop . not eactly what you lookin for but maybe you can make something work with it ...

    thor
    Man ... you would never know that I took a few years of German way back when. I am just about clueless now.

    I can't tell how adjustable it is from the website Thor. And I would be looking for a 1" clamp (or a shim).

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    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
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    they do come with shims for 1 or 1 /18 but they are defintely not adjustable 180 degrees ( that wouldnt work anyhow as they would adjust into the tube which holds them .... or do i see that wrong ?? ) I would thing that they are adjustable 45 degress which would mean that if you turn the stem around you probably get a total of 75 to 80 .. degrees...

    thor
    you can always call me order one and if it doesnt work send it back ... no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    they do come with shims for 1 or 1 /18 but they are defintely not adjustable 180 degrees ( that wouldnt work anyhow as they would adjust into the tube which holds them .... or do i see that wrong ?? ) I would thing that they are adjustable 45 degress which would mean that if you turn the stem around you probably get a total of 75 to 80 .. degrees...

    thor
    you can always call me order one and if it doesnt work send it back ... no problem
    Hmmmm, I will think about it. But I have the fit dialed in ... I want the adjustable stem for a compact fold.

    I always thought that the stem angle was measured from 90 degrees such that 180 would be vertical. The idea would be to set a vertical angle when folding.

    Notice what the gentleman does here with the stem in this video ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16HxaI0hLv0

    I would like to find that stem but with a long reach.

    -G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Ms Brown quit or was booted (I forget which) many moons ago, some sort of dispute about her modding methods.
    Her mod privileges were suspended as a result of her heavy-handed techniques. Subsequently, she left voluntarily. This all happened about a year ago.
    Bring the pain.

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