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Old 06-05-12, 12:01 AM
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Show us your road bike with stem extender!

Interested to see what they look like and how you like your higher bar height.

This year, I have been experiencing some soreness in my shoulders when riding. Not always, but sometimes, and I am thinking of jacking up the bars via a threadless stem extender.
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Old 06-05-12, 03:07 AM
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Rather than putting on an extender, why don't you get fitted. Your problem could be too long / short of a stem, wrong frame size or seat angle. A stem riser seems like a band aid.
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+1 on getting fitted. Best money I have spent to date on bicycling.
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Something like this?







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Old 06-05-12, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by clydeosaur View Post
Rather than putting on an extender, why don't you get fitted. Your problem could be too long / short of a stem, wrong frame size or seat angle. A stem riser seems like a band aid.
Got fitted already a couple years ago. Everything fine until this year.
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Old 06-05-12, 10:55 AM
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NL parts company BBB has a stem raiser that is internal,
you knock out the Star-nut.
it goes inside the steerer like a quill stem...

But, their bit of cleverness, and TW manufacturing capacities ,
resulted in making a center bolt that pulls up the wedge,
with a 6mm hex allen , but the inside if the hex is threaded..
that thread is the headset preload.. bolt in the cap..
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bhp-2021-stem-extender/

Not able to add/attach insert pictures, nothing to see really ,
just a stack of spacers,
on my bike, I stacked 2 stems with the added steerer tube space.

It is a trekking/touring bike any how, not a road bike.. so ..
too heavy a tool for most people.
pannier racks, 26" wheels, lights,R'off, etc..
http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html


You could just buy another threadless fork, after all,
this time don't cut the steel steerer down.

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Old 06-05-12, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
Got fitted already a couple years ago. Everything fine until this year.
If it's only started this year, then I would recommend that you try to find out why this is happening first. Could be a multitude of things that only get worst even after you install the extender.
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Old 06-05-12, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
NL parts company BBB has a stem raiser that is internal,
you knock out the Star-nut.
it goes inside the steerer like a quill stem...

But, their bit of cleverness, and TW manufacturing capacities ,
resulted in making a center bolt that pulls up the wedge,
with a 6mm hex allen , but the inside if the hex is threaded..
that thread is the headset preload.. bolt in the cap..

Not able to add/attach insert pictures, nothing to see really ,
just a stack of spacers,
on my bike, I stacked 2 stems with the added steerer tube space.

It is a trekking/touring bike any how, not a road bike.. so ..
too heavy a tool for most people.
pannier racks, 26" wheels, lights,R'off, etc..
http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html


So if I understand this, it is a quill stem that goes down into the metal steerer tube? Star fangled nut comes out? That sounds better than an extender.
BTW, I like the lock you have on the back wheel. Very cool.
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Old 06-06-12, 04:06 AM
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Bike fit? MY gosh spend money on that rather than on several hundred dollars on parts and thing of mag jigs . . . Are you trying to ruin my fun?

Actually I have a 46 inch waist and until i get that down to a 36 inch waist, or even better 32 inch, I am at my own mercy.

I have extenders and adjustable stems on the road bikes and touring bike. I keep adjusting them as my body changes .
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Old 06-14-12, 11:09 AM
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for those of you who have experience with extenders, (specifically one like the dimension 2-3.5" extender), is the rise enough that you need to get newer longer cable housings?

Weeks ago just finished up a new build on my crosscheck and now i'm thinking i want to get the riding position closer to my touring bike. having to re-cut wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but i just spent the money on new cables and bar tape.
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Old 06-14-12, 03:45 PM
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Old 06-14-12, 06:03 PM
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I don't care for the look of this stem, which is OK, since I had to amputate it to remove it.
I'm thinking about trading this frame for a larger one.

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Old 06-14-12, 06:47 PM
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Funny, from the title I was thinking valve stem extenders.
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Uncut steering tube to raise the bars on my LHT relieved all my neck/shoulder discomfort almost overnight!
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Those Kalloy riser stems aren't the prettiest solution (arguably, there are no aesthetically-perfect solutions to this problem), but they get the job done cheaply:



I can't stand the look of a lot of exposed quill.

P.S. If it helps, I used to have some shoulder pain when I first started riding this bike, and the cause was that the 40mm stem was too close and allowed me to lock my elbows while riding. Switching to a stem with more extension put my arms at more of a diagonal angle and forced me to keep them looser. Just a thought.
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Old 12-01-12, 04:30 PM
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Do you mean something like this that makes a threadless quill stem?


My opinion is that bike manufacturers should make taller headtubes like on the LHT.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Something like this?







BianchiGirl, you're the best! Each one of those bikes is full of flavor and the photos funky; I love the liquor and wine bottles, but gotta say, the rubber band wheel lock is a very clever solution I've not seen before! I'm gonna give it a try!
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Like shown in this picture? The bike is a 1995 rigid MTB with a 23 inch frame, about the largest MTB frame you can find in a used bike, and I purchased it off of Craigslist, so no possibility of getting a 'professional fitting'. Its a Delta-brand extender that fits on a threadless steerer to give up to 3 inches more height. Larger bike shops and on line parts dealers sell them. It gets the handlebars up to a more comfortable height to make this bike a great commuter and all-around utility bike. I've had no problems with the extender coming loose.
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