I recently bought a Lectric XPedition. My goal was for it to transport my 3 kids, 2 in back and the youngest with a front child seat.
When I received the ebike, the collapsible handlebars made that impossible.
- The lever is in the way
- the stem is tapered so there’s not a firm connection
- Not sure how weight bearing a collapsible handlebar is.
Googling around, I've found a variety of stem risers that would allow me to eliminate those particular problems.
But I'm unsure about the connection and how necessary the spacers are that come with those risers.
When I take the handlebars and stem off, I have a little under 1 inch connection.
Most of the risers I'm finding online seem to be for longer connection points:
(This seems closer to 2 inches)
And their bolts are spread out:
Versus close together like mine:
Would that make any impact in it's weight carrying ability?
Most that I'm finding also come with a series of spacers:
How necessary are these to the function of the riser/stem? If I left them off (so I could connect the front-facing child seat), would that impact the strength of the riser at all?
If those do impact the riser's ability to carry enough weight, does anyone know where I could buy a 7 inch riser intended to fit into the fork on ~1 inch connection point?