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Old 09-13-07, 02:49 PM   #1
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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.

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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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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 ...

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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.
Well, I want a long reach ... but the 180 degrees refers to the angle that the stem can take.
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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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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 ...

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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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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.
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