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Old 08-08-05, 06:52 AM   #1
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How difficult is it to change the stem?

I have a bad back. The constant bending over causes some irritation and I feel like if my handlebars were a couple inches higher that my cycling experience could be much more enjoyable. I was thinking about switching to an adjustable stem. Would this help? Is it difficult? I have never done this before.

I'm riding an older Montague folding bike that I bought used, fitted with newer parts like a Rock Shox front fork, new rims & gears, etc.

Also, if an adjustable stem is the way to go can someone recommend a good one that isn't too expensive?

If not, any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 08-08-05, 07:53 AM   #2
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Don't forget to check before changing if your cables will reach.
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