Re: Good luck finding a stem...
- Hey, thanks for the quick reply. While you were writing, I found this
Michael seems to have the exact part I need. I emailed him, but no
I also found this other write-up:
This leads me to believe that the part I am searching for is out there
somewhere... Am I wrong?
--- In email@example.com, "daveydave70" <daveydave70@...>
> That will work on your stock post.This a possible solution. First, get
> a 27.2 mm seatpost. Then get a 4.4 mm seatpost shim... specifically a
> Problem Solvers 4.4 that is made just for 27.2 posts to go into 31.6
> frames(QBP # ST0244). But before you slide your new 27.2 post in to
> your frame, slide a 1.4 mm seatpost shim on it first(QBP # ST0214) ...
> it will give you an external clamping diameter of 28.6 mm, the same
> internal diameter as a 1 1/8" threadless stem. Clamp a long, straight
> stem on the post (this will give you space between the backs of your
> thighs and the handlebar), then attach a bar and grips and you are
> good to go. Shims are in stock at QBP. Many bike shops get parts from
> them. Shims are $7.00 each, and decent posts start around $30.00.
> Sorry, no, a 28.6 to 31.6 shim is to my knowledge unavailable. I hope
> this helps. Good luck. --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, jimmy
> <mrjimmy55@> wrote:
> > Hi, I'm new to this. Just got my Xtra yesterday. I looked around,
> but couldn't find some conclusive information on stoker stems. Does
> anyone know where I could find one that would fit my large (31.6mm)
> seat post?
> > Also, I would be interested in getting a kit for the snapdeck kid
> > Thanks!
> > jimmy
- The general public derives their sense of risk from the news media and "common sense".
Unfortunately, neither is a reliable source of information.
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Mighk Wilson <mwilson@...> wrote:
>> A lot of this gets back to Ken Kifer's (I think it was him) comment
about cars being dangerous and bikes (and pedestrians) being vulnerable.
Many people tell me they will not ride their bikes because it is
I've found that many (most?) people do not understand the difference
between "dangerous," "vulnerable" and "risk."
While cyclists are indeed quite vulnerable, the risk of being harmed
while cycling is quite low if the cyclist rides competently, maintains
his/her machine properly, and obeys the rules of the road.
I find myself getting less and less impressed with the intelligence of
my fellow Americans as the years go by. They know far more about
Britney Spears than about things that matter.
"It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with
stupidity, and make it work for you."
-- Frank Zappa