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Adjusting handlebar height

Postby alect » Sat 20 Jun 2020, 6:51 pm

Just bought a new used bike. Handlebar is too low for my so want to raise. Thought i would just add spacers to the headset.....but it doesn't look like there is room on the steerer.....based on what I have read online. I need an extra 20-30mm height on the handlebars.

Can someone confirm that i shouldn't be adding spacers to it as it currently sits:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aS0Zgj ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aQwHko ... sp=sharing

And if I can't add spacers - then is the only option to either get a new fork with steerer (assume you can't just buy a steerer and replace)? Expensive!
Or can I get an extender?

Or should I be looking for a new stem with higher angle up?
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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby Claude Cat » Sun 21 Jun 2020, 1:57 pm

I'd look at a stem alternative. That would be the least expensive route.

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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby Mike.Ayling » Mon 22 Jun 2020, 9:52 am

What Claude Cat wrote.

Look for a hi rise stem.

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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby alect » Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10:54 am

Thanks - so what kind of degree rise should i look for? 7 seems standard - should I be looking for higher than that?

I've noticed the current stem is fitted angled down, so i think my first action is to flip it so it's angled up and see if that helps - i doubt it will raise it by the 20-30mm required....

And can you have an allow/alumin stem on a carbon frame and handlebars? Or does it have to be carbon?
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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 22 Jun 2020, 1:06 pm

alect wrote:Thanks - so what kind of degree rise should i look for? 7 seems standard - should I be looking for higher than that?

I've noticed the current stem is fitted angled down, so i think my first action is to flip it so it's angled up and see if that helps - i doubt it will raise it by the 20-30mm required....

And can you have an allow/alumin stem on a carbon frame and handlebars? Or does it have to be carbon?

It really depends upon how much you need. Wiggle have them up to 35 degrees!
Do a bit of trigonometry, and figure out based on the angle and the length of the stem how much that gives you!
Sounds like someone slammed the stem, so yes, flip the existing one up the other way (that's probably how it was shipped when new) and see how that works for you.
No you don't need a carbon stem unless you are a weight-weeny.

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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby alect » Mon 22 Jun 2020, 1:17 pm

Thanks....this seems like a good online tool to work out geometry....?

https://www.bikegeocalc.com/#7Unnameda0 ... 2.5G30H30Z
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Re: Adjusting handlebar height

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 22 Jun 2020, 7:05 pm

alect wrote:Thanks....this seems like a good online tool to work out geometry....?

https://www.bikegeocalc.com/#7Unnameda0 ... 2.5G30H30Z

Looks good!
I guess you can plug in the current component sizes and then speculate how it changes with a different stem angle (and possible length).


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