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Geaky(14 posts)

Geakyklbeans
May 7, 2002 11:47 AM
What's the general concensus. Is it considered "geaky" to flip your stem around to get a rise. Just wondering...
no nmDougSloan
May 7, 2002 11:50 AM
If so, I'm a geek (or is that a fred?) <nm>PdxMark
May 7, 2002 12:03 PM
yep, me too (nm)dsc
May 7, 2002 12:22 PM
stem flipping geek here. nmSpinchick
May 7, 2002 2:05 PM
"flip your stem around to get a rise"Crankist
May 7, 2002 12:12 PM
What you do with a CC catalog in the privacy of your own home is an unwelcome ongoing topic on this forum.:)
M.
snicker. heh heh. (nm)Sintesi at home
May 7, 2002 2:50 PM
...I thought so too, until....jagiger
May 7, 2002 7:37 PM
I was watching some tapes of last year's TDF & I saw
Luis Perez from Festina with a rising stem. He probably caught some grief, but what the heck....he didn't have a triple chainring though.
contemptible stem-flippers have no place among us... [nm]tz
May 7, 2002 12:43 PM
I flipped my stem. Grant told me to. [nm]Ahimsa
May 7, 2002 3:31 PM
re: GeakyAlpedhuez55
May 7, 2002 3:48 PM
I flip mine. Makes it a little easier on the back.
Try it!crosscut
May 7, 2002 4:05 PM
I did something different. Instead of flippig my stem, I flipped my bike.
Try it!klbeans
May 8, 2002 4:31 AM
I tried that. Got wicked road rash on my back. Go figure???
I did...biknben
May 8, 2002 4:49 AM
Can't find any reason why the stem has to be horizontal with 3 cm of spacers underneath it. I think it looks much cleaner without the spacers.

The shop guy complained that the logo was upside down. I told him to "gimme a break". He has since warmed up to the idea. Tell the traditionalists to take a hike.

Many stems come with logos written in both directions just for this reason.