Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Adjustable Stem

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Adjustable Stem

Old 05-23-07, 07:46 AM
  #1  
wiles9
A long distance Newbie
Thread Starter
 
wiles9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spain/Ireland
Posts: 103

Bikes: Mountain Bike so far....

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adjustable Stem

I recently bought a BBB adjustable stem at about 35 euros. Dont know how good this make is, but the stem seemed to be the job.

Heres some info:

BHS-22 HighSix
Bar bore: 25.4mm.
Weight: 274 grams.
Extensions: 90, 110, 130mm.

BHS-23 HighSix OS
Bar bore: 31.8mm.
Weight: 282 grams.
Extensions: 90, 110, 125mm.

Special Features
Adjustable: 0 to 60 degrees. High angle for riding comfort and steering control. Low angle for speed and less wind resistance.
Superlight 6061 T6 alloy forged.
Comes in high-polished silver and sand-blasted black.
Steering tube: 28.6mm.
Angle: Adjustable 0 to 60 degrees.
For hybrid bikes.


https://www.bbbparts.com/


Seems after trying two of the stems, no matter how much you tighten the adjustable part, the stem has movement in it. Design fault or bad batch who knows. Left me with a sore wrist, and back with my original stem....
wiles9 is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 07:57 AM
  #2  
chipcom 
Infamous Member
 
chipcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 24,360

Bikes: Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
IMO, adjustable stems are useful for figuring out what stem height/angle works best for you, so you can then get the proper fixed stem.
__________________
"Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey
chipcom is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 02:45 PM
  #3  
MNBikeguy
Senior Member
 
MNBikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,834

Bikes: 05 Trek 5200, 07 Trek 520, 99 GT Karakoram, 08 Surly 1X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
...Design fault or bad batch who knows....
I know two guys who got adjustable stems at different times. Both were returned in a few days. In both cases, the stems woudn't hold a position.
Chipcom has a good explaination of why they even sell these things. They should market them as such.
MNBikeguy is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 05:21 PM
  #4  
seeker333
-
 
seeker333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,865

Bikes: yes!

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 281 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 36 Posts
Some of them do work well and hold adjustment. My neighbor has rode with one on his Giant road bike for years, and he's ~220 pounds.

But, I agree, mostly for a learning tool - always better off rigid stem.
seeker333 is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 05:37 PM
  #5  
robmcl
Prairie Path Commuter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Forest Park, IL
Posts: 669

Bikes: Marin Palisades Trail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Pro-logic stem that comes with the Safaries seems to work fine.
robmcl is offline  
Old 05-23-07, 09:26 PM
  #6  
531phile 
I'm Carbon Curious
 
531phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got about 5 Kalloy adjustable stems that work fine. Not as stiff as a fixed stem, but holds their adjustment. Great for someone with back issues. One is on my regular commuter. Never had a problem with it. I ride this bike 6 out of 7 days a week.
531phile is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 09:47 AM
  #7  
AndrewP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal
Posts: 6,521

Bikes: Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have and adjustable quill stem (Radical) that has kept its adjustment for a year. My son's adjustable quill stem on his Giant kept losing its adjustment until I put loctite on the bolt - it has now stayed put for years.
AndrewP is offline  
Old 05-24-07, 10:05 AM
  #8  
Shiznaz
Gone, but not forgotten
 
Shiznaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,508

Bikes: spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The look ergostem adjustable stems are rock solid but weigh a total ton
Shiznaz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.