Some parts finally arrived, and I am pleased! It took 11 days from Niagara Cycle, most parts were marked Ã¢â‚¬Å“TaiwanÃ¢â‚¬Â. Quality and strength looks very good. http://www.niagaracycle.com/
I placed a bet on the Dimension adjustable-angle stem for $28, and I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a winner. It has a wide adjustable angle, but that can also be increased quite easily with a file, by cutting back the stops a little if needed. http://www.niagaracycle.com/index.php?cPath=129&sort=2a&page=8
The three lengths listed are 95mm, 110mm, and 125mm, which is the measurement from the center of the quill-clamp (QC) hole to the center of the handlebar-clamp hole. The QC (on the left) has an Inside Diameter (ID) of 1-1/8Ã¢â‚¬Â. You can mate the 1-1/8" QC to the common 27.2 seat-post with a $7 shim from "Problem Solvers", part # ST0214 / 27.2mm-28.6mm (or, also a tin can and a pair of shears! the wall thickness is only 0.7mm/0.027")http://problemsolversbike.com/products/seatpost_shims/
The center of the QC to the center of the pivot is 30mm on all three choices, so the three arm lengths (center to center) are 65mm, 80mm, and 95mm. I am listing this, so that those who are interested can mock up a paper dummy before purchase.
Concerning the arm length, it has a hollow center with an oval cross-section that is 30.7mm tall X 27.8mm wide. If someone needed a longer arm, you could cut its length in two, and then epoxy (JB-Weld / Devcon) a section of very common 27.2mm seat-post to any length you needed.
The hinge-bolt is 6mm X 1.00, Standard-Thread (std), 30mm long (5mm hex-wrench)
The two QC-bolts are 6mm X 1.00 (std), 18mm long (5mm hex-wrench)
The four handlebar-clamp bolts are 5mm X .80 (std), 15mm (4mm hex-wrench)
The bar clamp is available in several diameters. This first one I chose to try is 31.8mm, the other optional diameter I am interested in is the 25.4mm (1.0Ã¢â‚¬Â). By ordering a stem with a handlebar diameter in one of these two sizes, you can use a very common aluminum or steel seat-post in the clamp as a cross-bar ($12 new, 31.8mm here:)http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=600559
edit: added the Kalloy Uno 95mm. The Kalloy stem-arm also has a hollow center through its length, with a circular-cross section of 0.912Ã¢â‚¬Â diameter, and a 62mm length from center-to-center. Its QC length is 33mm CTC. Bolts are the same as the Dimension stem.
I want to try using two seat-tube clamps (set on the two ends of the cross-bar) that are thick aluminum with flat sides like the one pictured below, from Dimension. These clamps are $6 each, and this model is available in the 31.8mm ID that I am interested in. They are thick enough that the bolt-hole can be bored out to accept a Â¼Ã¢â‚¬Â, 7mm, or 5/16Ã¢â‚¬Â diameter bolt (if needed).
Niagara Cycle carries the 31.8mm unit, and JensonUSA also carries it. Jenson claims to have a USA warehouse in California, so ordering from them may be faster for US customers. Here's a link to a similar unit that also has flat/parallel sides from Sunlite, but with the smaller 25.4mm/1.0" ID : http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=11832http://www.bestbikebmx.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_49&products_id=786&osCsid=5226f2aebaa0f80c1db3956938e80a32
By swapping in a longer bolt, the clamp can have protruding threads that insert into the top-plate of my drive. If you want to use a larger diameter bolt in order to source a long enough bolt locally, the bolt-head may not fit inside the stock recess, so be aware the outer width of the clamp is 40mm (1.57Ã¢â‚¬Â). The seat-tube clamping-bolt is a 6mm X 1.00 (std), 34mm long, using a 5mm hex-wrench.
As a side-note, this very strong clamp would also be useful for attaching a DIY rear cargo rack to a bike, (while still performing the duty of a seat-tube clamp), perhaps bored-out slightly to use Â¼Ã¢â‚¬Â all-thread rod, so threads extend on both sides. http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=417672http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/SE308F01-Dimension+Seatpost+Clamp.aspx?SSAID=214987
I also bought this $8 lever-clamp by Origin-8, and I am very happy with the strength, quality, and the very long handle. I plan to attach the drive to the seat-post and remove the whole drive/seat/post all together on a regular basis.http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=431881