Re: [CR] ttt adjustable stem on ebay

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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 06:50:28 -0400
From: "Harvey Sachs" <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, dave martinez <dmart84815@yahoo.com>, kevin mccaul <trackstand@verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] ttt adjustable stem on ebay


Uh, Dave and Kevin, just a few notes: 1) If the stem is angled upward, I reckon the designer would flinch, thinking you have installed the horizontal piece backwards: If you insert it the other direction, it looks "normal" for the time, with the horizontal part actually horizontal. But, I use mine pointing up, too, happy to have the extra rise to ease the old back. May be on my Rauler which may be at Cirque. I will be there. 2) The "vertical" part needs a rather thin-walled socket. The one that came with mine was pretty poor, and split. Standard size, but not always handy out on the road. 3) Otherwise, it is a very sturdy design, using a cross section that is a cross between square (bottom) and round (top), so the bars can't twist. And notches that locate the stem fore-and-aft very rigidly. But typical Italian poor-quality chrome on the bolts and nuts. 4) I mostly use mine to get position dialed in, and then change to a Cinelli or whatever, fixed length. I've never been comfortable with the rear part of the extension presenting a pretty brutal greeting to knees or whatever else might encounter it in a crash.

best, harvey sachs mcLean va

Dave Martinez wrote: Hello Kevin, ? I am currently using this stem on my sons ALAN cyclo-x bike. Ahhhh... maybe I should take it off : ) Seriously though, the stem functions great with no horizontal or vertical slippage. It laterally adjusts from 7?to about a 12cm or so (wag). Interesting design feature is that the stem is slightly angled upward, thus promoting a nice, comfortable?position. As I stated, its on my sons cyclo-x bike, I've been thrashing it on some of the local fireroads (L' Eroica training) and it has proven to be reliable- so far. Hope this helps.
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Regards,
David Martinez
Fremont Ca
US of A