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I have bought a new folding bike and its seat at its lowest level is slightly too high. Is it OK to cut 1 inch off the stem?

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YES.AS LONG AS THERE IS AT LEAST 3 TO 4 INCHES OF SEAT POST IN THE FRAME

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If the big is really too big, then it's not safe to ride, and blocks on the pedals are not a good idea. On the other hand, if you can straddle the frame of the bike with your feet nearly flat on the ground, then the bike is not too big. You can lower the seat, and many seats can also be adjusted forward and back an inch or two. The optimum seat height is when you put one pedal all of the way down, with the heel of your foot on the pedal, then you should be able to lift your weight off of the seat. You can also bring the handlebars closer if the handlebar stem you have has a typical length offset (if you picture the handle bar stem as an inverted hockey stick, the the offset is the length of the hockey stick blade) - if so, you can replace it with a stem with a smaller offset. If the stem already has a very small offset, you can turn it backwards, but don't do this if the offset is more than 1 inch.
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I asume you tried turning the bike upside down?

If you have, try a double hook like this
1) cut a coat hanger to get some stiff wire (or wire if you have)
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One option is to replace the stem with one with an angle and length that would work for you. Have a bicycle shop asist you in choosing one as there are 4 parameters that must be considered.

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The stem can only raised safely within the steerer tube end to a line etched on its quill. There are stem extenders or even fixed-angle higher stems.

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