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Old 09-19-11, 09:57 AM   #1
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Lightweight aberhallo alternative

Claimed to be 80g (aberhallo is around 250g)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2806480869...#ht_3664wt_906


I wonder if it's strong enough or if it's more likely to work loose with the minimal bolt design.
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Old 09-19-11, 11:02 AM   #2
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Nice catch - the Syntace 'Peanut' system is a bit like this too.

The caveat with this design is you have to remove all your bar furniture if you want to change your bars out - the Aberhallo has a removable plate like on Ahead stems that means you can take off the bars with grips, shifters, brake levers intact. Not an issue for everyone but worth raising.
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Old 09-19-11, 11:13 AM   #3
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I saw another design on ebay a couple of weeks ago but I can't find it now. I'm sure the seller had loads in stock but I'd searched and not found it, I think it was around 120g.
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aviation style ..... im impressed ....
maybe a flying lesson is included ? surely its in the cards with all three pieces weigh in a scant 80 grams ... or is it the two clamps only ..maybe just one ?
good catch though

I didnt learn a lot during my XX years in the bike biz... but my old boss hammered it in to me to never save weight on forks or stems ..
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Old 09-19-11, 12:26 PM   #5
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Hey Thor, just curious, does your Aber Hallo riser work on Bromptons and still allow a proper fold?
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CSG, you're thinking about making the M bar higher I assume. Nope, it's not an option as when folded the end of the handlebar will hit the ground. That's why with the new H bar the stem hinge has been moved, to compensate.
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Old 09-19-11, 01:51 PM   #7
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Mostly curious, chagzuki. I thought the height of the M bars was OK when I did a test ride (I had to use an extended seat post to fit my legs) but that the reach was a bit more forward than I preferred. We were able to adjust the bars back a half inch or so and that helped quite a bit. It didn't interfere with the fold.

I do wonder if the H-type stem will be available separately though. While I imagine one would have to re-cable I suspect there are a few taller riders or folks wanting a more upright position that would like to retrofit their current Bromptons.
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http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/aberhallo.htm
I am sure we can make that work on a Brommy lol.... although I dont have one sitting around to make absolutely sure either... lol
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Old 09-19-11, 03:38 PM   #9
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It's reappeared. 140 grams:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-GUB-S...ht_3639wt_1164
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Old 09-19-11, 11:48 PM   #10
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Wow, those are great lookin' stems!

I've been wanting to try out an aber hallo for awhile, but the shipped price is a bit high for what it is, and I'm not sure what it'll do to the fold on my bike with bar-ends (it's already a little tight folded). Good alternatives options though.
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Old 09-20-11, 01:56 PM   #11
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Hey Thor, just curious, does your Aber Hallo riser work on Bromptons and still allow a proper fold?
Little pixel modifed his changing the bolt out for a QR. It folds fine . See his informative threads for more infomation. Its a sweet brompton, I don't say that often!

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Litle pixel??
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Old 09-21-11, 11:11 AM   #13
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That's me. LittlePixel. Thread is here. Pics are of Syntace stem extenders, but Aberhallo's work exactly the same way (I've tried both with the homespun Quick release)
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post6429990
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