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    BROMPTON STEM SWAP :thumb:

    I have an m type stem and handelbars i would like to swap for a s type.

    Im in the uk in wales but can travel if required.

    feel free to pm me.

    Thanks,

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    You will need more than just the stem and handlebars... the brake levers are different as are the brake and gear cable lengths between the S-type and M-type Bromptonís.

    I donít think you will find many S-Type owners who would want to swop for the sit-up and beg riding position of the M-bars after riding the sporty S-Type. I bought my Dad an M-Type Brompton a few months ago (could not get an S-Type at the time and he was not prepared to wait), yet he still prefers the riding position of my S-Type and he is 75 years old. I even considered buying the parts to convert his to S-Type spec but he is now getting used to the M-Type bars.

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    Im only looking for one person that whats to change. not many...."it could be youuuuu"

    ps congradulations to you dad.

    ill be happy if i can ride ANY (even a ...Merc ) bike at 75 nevermind the mighty brompton

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    BUMP... ... feel free to let me know if your intrested.

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    Do i really have to get my welding torch out?

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    thatsut,
    too bad i am at the opposite side of the pond specifically in the philippines.
    i have a S6Lx bought in 2008 which I would like to convert to M type, since i much prefer the upright riding position.
    regards,
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    Man do i wish you lived closer.Getting to old for saddle 3" above bars.Neck doesnt have the flexability anymore.Would glady trade even if different color if you were closer.

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    come on....please

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    y dont u guys who want to trade stem...remove ur stem and any other parts and mail it to each other?
    Last edited by vincentnyc; 10-11-09 at 03:02 PM.

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    hi vin, mainly ease and expense.

    Thanks

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    there must be someone...

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    pretttty..please

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    pitcanary thanks but i know...

    £100! sorry £93. i just aint got the dough for that, im a student.

    and Im very stingee

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    Fit an aberhallo stem-adaptor and flat bars to your m-type stem for the same effect. Stem- £20; Any flat bars - under £5 on ebay.
    http://www.bicyclerepair.co.uk/shop/3/115/index.htm

    More info here:
    Best looking brompton I've seen so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Fit an aberhallo stem-adaptor and flat bars to your m-type stem for the same effect. Stem- £20; Any flat bars - under £5 on ebay.
    http://www.bicyclerepair.co.uk/shop/3/115/index.htm

    More info here:
    Best looking brompton I've seen so far.
    Love to find one of those(aberhalo) for my s-type around here but nobody has even heard of them.Seen similar on motorcycles too.

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    Hello gents,

    Yes im aware of your mod (apoligies for such crude terminology for such fine work). however my preference would be the s type. As explained in the attached image.

    anyway back to writing my essay " A summary of energy equality with a emphasise on Sub-Saharan Africa " .

    Kind regards,

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    ddez - Don't know if you saw this in another thread?
    I've just bought these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Spank-Tweet-Tw...item33561e4418
    for the extra height. They've not turned up as yet. So I can't give a verdict. 70mm is pretty good though, whilst maintaining a more race style geometry.
    If you wanted the aberhalo, I'd be happy to order you one here and send it on. If they won't ship abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    Love to find one of those(aberhalo) for my s-type around here but nobody has even heard of them.Seen similar on motorcycles too.
    I'm sure that store would send international. Search for 'Zoom' as well as aberhallo - you might get lucky.
    If not - I could always get one and send you it - pm me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    Love to find one of those(aberhalo) for my s-type around here but nobody has even heard of them.Seen similar on motorcycles too.
    Oh look - ThorUSA will sell you some:
    http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/aberhallo.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Oh look - ThorUSA will sell you some:
    http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/aberhallo.htm
    Thanks for your offer,i may have to take you up on it yet.I have emailed Thor.and will see if i get a reply.
    I was wondering,did you have to put longer brake cables on yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitcanary View Post
    ddez - Don't know if you saw this in another thread?
    I've just bought these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Spank-Tweet-Tw...item33561e4418
    for the extra height. They've not turned up as yet. So I can't give a verdict. 70mm is pretty good though, whilst maintaining a more race style geometry.
    If you wanted the aberhalo, I'd be happy to order you one here and send it on. If they won't ship abroad.
    Yes i have thought of riser bars,plenty to be had here,but would prefer to use the Aberhalo its quite different.(cool factor maybe lol)Thanks for your kind offer,Lilpixel pointed me to Thor USA so will try there first. Thanks.

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    I recall seeing the VRO clamp here:
    https://sslrelay.com/s75353868.onean...NPOSTVRO1%3D29
    Out of stock but probably worth contacting them to see when they will have new stock before ordering from the States.

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    Longer brake cables? Hmm - probably. I only run one brake and it's decidely non-standard so can't actually remember. I probably cannibalised the longer rear cable knowing me.

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