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Peter Saint James
peterstj at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 10 15:10:24 CDT 2008
On 10 October2008, at 1:04 PM, Katharina Mari wrote:
> I have a problem with the folding/unfolding silver latch on the
> handlebar stem. It does not fasten all the way when unfolded. It
> sort of catches on the bottom of the latch. But will not fit
> completely over the bottom part of the latch.
(As I understand, the type of latch has changed and is different on
newer bikes that older ones. My answer might depend on what kind you
have. My experience is with the one that does not require you to
touch it to work.)
There may be something sticky about the latch, or you may be doing
things in the wrong sequence. Try this:
--Fold the bike.
--Pull on the silver part of the latch. It should come out an inch
or so but remain attached to the cable. (If it doesn't pull out
smoothly and easily, this could be your problem.)
--Unfold the bike, making sure that the three actions are done in
proper sequence: 1) raise the stem all the way, 2) push the wheels
apart, [As you do this, watch the stem latch. Make sure it grabs
both lips of metal. It's easy to hold the bike so that the stem is
not all the way up; make sure it's all the way up with lips solidly
together.] 3) raise the seat.
It should work smoothly and properly. If it does not, something's
wrong. Take photos of the latch with the stem folded, with the stem
at the angle where the latch starts to engage, and with the stem all
the way up. Post those photos somewhere we can see them.
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