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Old 09-26-11, 12:42 PM   #1
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Aesthetics: Stem with Large Rise (~40 degrees)

Can I see photos of your stem with a large rise?

My Surly Cross Check commuter and grocery getter has a very short headtube. To minimize this, I'd like to get a shiny stem with a large rise. I want to see how this looks before purchasing.

Can I see photos of yours?
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Old 09-26-11, 12:57 PM   #2
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This is my wife's bike, and it works great. Fits her perfectly, the arrangement works fine, and she loves it.

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That doesn't seem to bad at all. Does anyone else have some photos to add?
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I took the short steerer thing one step further , acquired a particular stem riser, [BBB BHP21]
to bring the stem up to about where it would have been if the fork was left un cut.
http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

But, You can do that the easy way , order another Cross Check Fork. leave it long,
and add the spacers you need to bring it up high enough ,
Velo Orange is into shiny polished aluminum , they have very nice looking stems.
like this one ..
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...31-8-rise.html

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Old 09-26-11, 01:23 PM   #5
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I actually have plenty of steerer. I left it as much of it on as purpose, but I'm trying to nail down a good height soon.

Also, I think all that steerer looks kind of funny with such a short head tube.
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Old 09-26-11, 01:49 PM   #6
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I really like the look of that stem, Fietsbob.

Any idea how I go about picking stem length?
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