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Old 10-16-18, 10:34 AM
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Trouble with stem post

I heard creaking in the stem post for a few weeks as i was cycling and anyway i videoed ....sorry its got a gap where i put the phone down
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Old 10-16-18, 12:01 PM
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First off you need to identify the manufacturer and model. You may have to contact either bike shops that sell it or the manufacture to get some assembly drawings. If some on the boards have the model, and if you are lucky, you may get help here.
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I have to agree with @Schwinnsta, that a bit more information might help people identify the bike and parts.

However, what I will say is that the screw and spring have to go in a place where they are designed to be held in place, and also to take up flex.

Does the spring lay comfortable in that little half slot (plus allow the bar stem to lock with the upper half slot closing down on top of it?

Assuming you're correct that the bolt and spring go together and screw into that bar (does it screw in without the spring)?

Then what I'd probably do is place the spring between that bar and the flap. Perhaps try assembling it with the handleabars open and laying on a chair (out straight). Then put the screw through the outer flap, through the spring, then into that pivot bar/nut.
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Old 10-16-18, 03:25 PM
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Best I could find is this (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/curr...-x2/1194280230) but can't open the page to get a proper look to study the handlepost design. It comes up on google image search for "Ezigo folding bike". Seems like an electric folding bike that seems to be Oz in distribution.

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Old 10-17-18, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
First off you need to identify the manufacturer and model. You may have to contact either bike shops that sell it or the manufacture to get some assembly drawings. If some on the boards have the model, and if you are lucky, you may get help here.
Yeah this bike is not sold in australia anymore. I have contacted the distrubutor in the past. He gave up the business and theres nothing left. I tried to research online since and cannot find anything at all
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Old 10-17-18, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I have to agree with @Schwinnsta, that a bit more information might help people identify the bike and parts.

However, what I will say is that the screw and spring have to go in a place where they are designed to be held in place, and also to take up flex.

Does the spring lay comfortable in that little half slot (plus allow the bar stem to lock with the upper half slot closing down on top of it?

Assuming you're correct that the bolt and spring go together and screw into that bar (does it screw in without the spring)?

Then what I'd probably do is place the spring between that bar and the flap. Perhaps try assembling it with the handleabars open and laying on a chair (out straight). Then put the screw through the outer flap, through the spring, then into that pivot bar/nut.
Yes theres no way to get that information. It is called an Ezi-go folding bike and there is nothing online or anywhere. Yes i tried everything. I tried something and i can get it closed now but its not really a solution. there seems to be worse wobble now. I ended up putting some tube rubber to stop it wobbling as i have done this before. I think the bike mechanic a while back did something else and fixed it but i cant remember. I have called the bike mechanic so he will get to me when he can. No the spring etc ...nothing makes sense with this. So hard to explain as its very puzzling and i am good with figuring things out normally. Yes the screw goes in without the spring but its not a good fit. Hard to explain. What do you mean with the handlebars open? Oh you mean the stem? Not sure what you mean but i might have tried it
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Old 10-17-18, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by keke View Post

Best I could find is this (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/curr...-x2/1194280230) but can't open the page to get a proper look to study the handlepost design. It comes up on google image search for "Ezigo folding bike". Seems like an electric folding bike that seems to be Oz in distribution.
Yes thats the bike...why i couldnt find it on the net at all. A year ago the distributor in Queensland australia and the original shop that is now closed still had their websites up...but now gone. Yes was here and not anymore
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Would it be possible to swap the stem with a Dahon or Litepro stem post?

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Old 10-18-18, 02:58 AM
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Take to some bike shop or a mecanic inclined friend. They there is some bolts missing and they will figure out how to set it back again.
it ssems more a logic problem than a tecnichal one.
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Old 10-19-18, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dahoneezz View Post

Would it be possible to swap the stem with a Dahon or Litepro stem post?

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Oh mine is a different post . It seems shorter and has a bend at the top if i compare with that photo. I dont know what these stems look like as i am not around either brand of bike. I know i have seen the dahon one somewhere but never seen Litepro before. Will try and remember when i am around someone that has one. I did a temporary fiz in that i put some rubber inbetween. I rode today and no creaking
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Old 10-19-18, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BromptonINrio View Post
Take to some bike shop or a mecanic inclined friend. They there is some bolts missing and they will figure out how to set it back again.
it ssems more a logic problem than a tecnichal one.
Yeah there is a mobile mechanic that will come as soon as he gets a chance. Nothing is missing though. I might have put the spring in the wrong place. Now i have rubber inbetween and its not creaking. I have done this before but then someone somewhere fixed something that i dont really remember much. Having a disability its hard to remember everything. I know it was in the stem. Something he tightened but its something i dont know much about
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Old 10-19-18, 09:23 AM
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Replacing the stem only if there are parts missing, threads damaged, or there is no replacement parts etc. If you can get a bike mechanic to figure where the sprung parts fit, then it is best.
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Old 10-19-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by dahoneezz View Post
Replacing the stem only if there are parts missing, threads damaged, or there is no replacement parts etc. If you can get a bike mechanic to figure where the sprung parts fit, then it is best.
OK thanks i agree
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Old 10-25-18, 06:16 AM
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I put some rubber tyre in there and theres no creaking anymore but still waiting for the bike mechanic to come over
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I remember your first post on this problem. You had a guy replace the pin.

Pin broken in handlebar stem
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Originally Posted by Doc_Wui View Post
I remember your first post on this problem. You had a guy replace the pin.

Pin broken in handlebar stem
Yep that was a different person that did job. That pin is still good. This is a different problem after a accident maybe i had a few months ago. Not sure the cause
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Yep that was a different person that did job. That pin is still good. This is a different problem after a accident maybe i had a few months ago. Not sure the cause
Me thinks you need to get rid of this thing and get a better bike.
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Me thinks you need to get rid of this thing and get a better bike.
Naw all good...mechanic came today. The bolt was crooked it turns out. I just didnt see that it was. New bolt and all is good
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So the mechanic came today and it turns out the bolt is bent. I didnt see that it was til he pointed it out. So it was a small job and didnt cost much at all. Took a nice long ride afterwards

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Naw all good...mechanic came today. The bolt was crooked it turns out. I just didnt see that it was. New bolt and all is good
Hopefully this is finally over,...glad to see it's finally repaired.
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