Jun 19, 2003 11:54 PM
|Due to lower back problem (non bike related) I wish to raise the height of my handle bars from the current 2" below my seat level to about 1" above the seat level. I have a Trek 1000 with a threaded stem/quill, (90 degree, 100 mm) that I've already extended to the minimum insert level. I think the easiest and cheapest way to increase the handle bar height would be to replace the stem /quill with a longer one.
Know of a place where I can find stems with extra long (160 mm) quills? I'm looking for 1" diameter quill with a 26.0 mm bar clamp? I did see the discussion about 10 days old Squishy "Longer Stem?" 6/14/03 2:07pm and found lots of good info there. However the choices I see are
A] Profile Design H20 Road Quill - Not long enough
B] The Nitto Technomic 26.0 Stems - Do not have a removable face plate. Would I need to take off the breaks to fit the handle bars on the stem?
What other options do I have to raise handle bar height.
I was considering the Zoom Oval Road Stem on Nashbar
Now clicking on the "More info" button gives more details of the stem as well as a reference to a phone # and a link
www.zoomcomponents.com. The link however point to a porn site!!!! Damn, those jokes about stems a while ago on this site just keep resurfacing.....
Jun 20, 2003 4:12 AM
|is an excellent product; will last your lifetime. Yes, You'll need to remove the brake levers. Please don't let that scare you off, it's easy and you're talking 15 minutes of work MAX (and thats if you're sippin' beer while working).
I'm sure there's one or two other brands, just dont know what they are.
Jun 20, 2003 5:37 AM
|Are you sure the Profile H2O won't work? It has the most rise of any quill stem I have found with removable facecaps. A 90-degree H2O will provide an extra 1" of rise compared to a conventional "7" stem. Profile also makes a 105-degree version of the h2O, which should provide another inch of rise. It also has a relatively long quill. If the Profile won't work, Nitto might be your only stock choice. However, Salsa will make custom stems for an additional cost. They could probably make you an SUL with removable facecap to whatever size and rise you need. Check out details on their website. I think you have to order them through a bike shop and the cost is probably over $100. |
To calculate the rise and quill length you need, check out this website: http://www.habcycles.com/fitting.html
|Might be able to find something at Big-Wheel||Continental|
Jun 20, 2003 6:27 AM
Not a porn site. I promise.
|http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/html/catalog.html (nm)||JS Haiku Shop|
Jun 20, 2003 6:31 AM
|Agree--Rivendell's the place. Fixed me right up (nm)||cory|
Jun 20, 2003 7:47 AM
|Threadless stem adapter||winstonc|
Jun 20, 2003 8:19 AM
|Performance sells a threadless stem adapter -- you stick this in place of your quill stem, then clamp a threadless stem in its place. You could then use a threadless riser stem (with a removable faceplate) for extra height.
I don't know if this will get it high enough for you, but it's worth looking at.