Flipped handlebar stem

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Flipped handlebar stem

Postby clelanj » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:01 pm

I ride a Specialised Secteur as it is one of the most comfortable road bikes available. I got back from a ride today and a couple of the guys showed me how to flip the handlebar stem which raised the bars towards me taking immediate pressure off my back. Really delighted with this as I have several pins in my spine which stiffens up once I go over 20 miles.

Had already adjusted my seat position to bring it as far forward as possible plus got it to the correct height, so this was a real bonus! Fine tuning your riding position really makes a huge difference.

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby nochekmate » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:27 pm

Well I never!

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Gizmodo » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:42 pm

Have you ever heard the phrase "teaching your granny to suck eggs"?

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby clelanj » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:01 pm

[quote="Gizmodo"]Have you ever heard the phrase "teaching your granny to suck eggs"?[/

Yeh, sure I have pal but in case you hadn't noticed this is the 'road 'beginners forum'! If you are so wonderfully knowledgable but not prepared to share with other new riders then why are you bothering commenting at all?

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:07 pm

Has anyone recommended a BIKE FIT :?:
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby k3vinjam3s » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:09 pm

Got to say that a lot of the recent replies to threads from newcomers to our hobby by the "experienced" users are really winding me up. It's as if there is a resentment to the cycling boom and they all want there hobby to be just the same less common hobby it was before this year.


I keep meaning to flip the stem on my bike too but haven't got round to it yet. Just want to compare it on long rides to the standard stem positioning. Glad its helped you on longer rides.

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby ♠ChumBucket♠ » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:10 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:Has anyone recommended a BIKE FIT :?:



Definitely NOT!!!

The last time my bike had a fit it threw me off!
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby elderone » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:15 pm

Nice to see the xmas spirit on the forum...not.
Op,its good you got your bike to fit and even better you took the time to pass the info on to others who may be in the same boat as you.cheers, and merry christmas.
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby RobertSims » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:23 pm

to BEGINNERS like myself this is not something i might of thought of and have no idea how to do. YouTube will sort i'm sure but i don't think on a beginners forum anything is sucking eggs!!!
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby elderone » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:25 pm

k3vinjam3s wrote:Got to say that a lot of the recent replies to threads from newcomers to our hobby by the "experienced" users are really winding me up. It's as if there is a resentment to the cycling boom and they all want there hobby to be just the same less common hobby it was before this year.
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Got to agree with this.Cycling seems to be one of the most bullsh1tting sports ever with a snobbery i,ve not come across before in sport,which is a shame as some on here offer superb advice over and over.
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby fsd61b » Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:57 pm

elderone wrote:
k3vinjam3s wrote:Got to say that a lot of the recent replies to threads from newcomers to our hobby by the "experienced" users are really winding me up. It's as if there is a resentment to the cycling boom and they all want there hobby to be just the same less common hobby it was before this year.
.

Got to agree with this.Cycling seems to be one of the most bullsh1tting sports ever with a snobbery i,ve not come across before in sport,which is a shame as some on here offer superb advice over and over.


+1 on that.

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Mikey23 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 22:16 pm

Yes, we'll done guys. Your idiot sarcasm does you no credit

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Prhymeate » Mon Dec 24, 2012 00:02 am

elderone wrote:Cycling seems to be one of the most bullsh1tting sports ever with a snobbery i,ve not come across before in sport,which is a shame as some on here offer superb advice over and over.


I agree, I felt that way to begin with but I don't really care now. I do find the people over on cyclingnews forums a lot more pretentious than on these forums though, if you don't shave your legs then they don't want to know. :lol:

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Strith » Mon Dec 24, 2012 00:08 am

Mountain bikers are ok though. It's just the roadies that are knobs. It's in the rules somewhere.

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:59 am

I just so look down on those roadie shaver knobs. Waxing is the only real way to go ...

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:03 am

And if its any consolation, it was over a year before I Sussed out what stem flipping actually is. A lot of bike lore is bleedin obvious when you know but it's hard to get the info without risking looking like a right prune because you've been around a long time and you should know these things ...

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:03 am

And if its any consolation, it was over a year before I Sussed out what stem flipping actually is. A lot of bike lore is bleedin obvious when you know but it's hard to get the info without risking looking like a right prune because you've been around a long time and you should know these things ...

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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby ♠ChumBucket♠ » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:28 am

If it's any consolation, the last time my stem flipped he really lost the plot, I mean, we didn't speak for months!!
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 13:44 pm

elderone wrote:Cycling seems to be one of the most bullsh1tting sports ever with a snobbery i,ve not come across before in sport,which is a shame as some on here offer superb advice over and over.


Have you ever played Golf :?:
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Re: Flipped handlebar stem

Postby elderone » Mon Dec 24, 2012 15:37 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:
elderone wrote:Cycling seems to be one of the most bullsh1tting sports ever with a snobbery i,ve not come across before in sport,which is a shame as some on here offer superb advice over and over.


Have you ever played Golf :?:

Thats why i said "ONE OF" so it includes golf.
To answer the question....no.
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