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    NNC I have a limp dick

    stem and I don't care who knows it...







    Enjoy yourself, Lownje... since I obviously can't...
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    Wow.....that's quite a stem there....
    I'm upping my standards;
    Up yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Wow.....that's quite a stem there....
    Isn't it, though? Sure, you have to get used to mothers shielding their children's eyes when they see you coming... and the slow head-shake-o-shame from... well... every cyclist you pass. But what do I care? I'm comfortable, dammit. Comfortable, I tells 'ya.

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    yeesh...my condolences.
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    That's not a stem, that's a flagpole.

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    Is that a nine inch stem or are you just happy to see me?

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    I found your problem. As seen in Pic#1, you're always riding down hill. Try riding right to left, instead of left to right.

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    those stems were pretty common on the Drop Bar MTBs of the 80s
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    oh, man, i would totally ride with a stem like that if i were a young t-rex entering my first tour de cretaceous.
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    The Lownje delivers

    I've discovered that climbing out of the saddle is pretty easy, since I'm halfway there already JRA...

    The ride is remarkably smooth. I assume vibrations get too tired to make it all the way up to the bars...

    I am finally comfortable riding in the drops... which would be the hoods on most bikes...

    My saddle/bar drop is - 4 inches...
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    The PhredI knight still rides!

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    Well, if it's carbon fiber you shouldn't lose too many cool points. Or just tell everyone it is, and brag how amazingly aero it is. Why am feeling the urge to go watch Easy Rider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete in MD View Post
    Well, if it's carbon fiber you shouldn't lose too many cool points. Or just tell everyone it is, and brag how amazingly aero it is. Why am feeling the urge to go watch Easy Rider?
    Nope. It's steel. There weren't any torque specs, so I e-mailed the manufacturer and was told to "crank it till the thread strips, then back it off a 1/4 turn".

    I bought it as an experiment, and it's a little high up even for me. But here's the thing... I'm a full 1 mph faster on this bike than either of my other bikes on the same 25 mile ride. Strange but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Nope. It's steel. There weren't any torque specs, so I e-mailed the manufacturer and was told to "crank it till the thread strips, then back it off a 1/4 turn".

    I bought it as an experiment, and it's a little high up even for me. But here's the thing... I'm a full 1 mph faster on this bike than either of my other bikes on the same 25 mile ride. Strange but true.
    That's because your front end arrives about 2 minutes before the rest of you does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    That's because your front end arrives about 2 minutes before the rest of you does.
    I had been calling the bike "Nessie" because it reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster. Cyrano isn't a bad option...
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    The very definition of "Bike Porn."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I had been calling the bike "Nessie" because it reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster. Cyrano isn't a bad option...
    Just be careful riding past the zoo, the giraffes may get excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I had been calling the bike "Nessie" because it reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster...
    perfect:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    perfect:

    I would sooooo wear that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    The Lownje delivers

    I've discovered that climbing out of the saddle is pretty easy, since I'm halfway there already JRA...

    The ride is remarkably smooth. I assume vibrations get too tired to make it all the way up to the bars...

    I am finally comfortable riding in the drops... which would be the hoods on most bikes...

    My saddle/bar drop is - 4 inches...
    all it needs now are aero bar extensions
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    oh, man, i would totally ride with a stem like that if i were a young t-rex entering my first tour de cretaceous.
    Different bike this morning, but I saw my shadow and thought about the "t-rex" and started laughing...



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    ^ 8^)
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