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Old 04-30-07, 02:05 AM   #1
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headset riser available????

hello all,

fisrt time poster so go easy ! LOL I am looking for a headset riser tube..... i want to raise the height of my handlebars about 2 - 2.5" so it is more comfortable. I had a look in the LBS but all they had was an adjustable angle headset riser. I have seen in the past an alu tube that clamps onto the steerer tube and then u attach the handlebar riser to that, I had a look for them again on the net but found nothing except really cheap looking ones such as THIS but i am after something that is of higher quality.


anyone have any ideas???

relpies greatfully appreciated.

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Old 04-30-07, 03:18 AM   #2
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No such thing as a headset riser. It's just a riser stem, or an adjustable riser stem. If you have a threadless headset your choices are limited in raising the handlebars.

Why don't you like the adjustable one from your LBS?
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Old 04-30-07, 05:12 AM   #3
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I guess it was too much work for the poster above to click your link.
I have seen those used by people around here but don't know if they're any better than the one you show. First question though - do you have a threaded or threadless headset, and if threadless 1" or 1 1/8"?
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Old 04-30-07, 05:23 AM   #4
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I have the one linked in the original post on one of my bikes....I'll admit its not the nicest looking contraption, but it works fine and makes me comfortable.....
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thanks for the replies, I have a threadless 1 1/8" headset. My bike is a GT avalanche 1.0 disc , i use it for around town and easy ( read flat) trails etc but i find the angle im sitting at a bit too much, maybe the frame is a bit too small and making me lean forward.

but anyway to make life a bit easier it looks like ill have to get the one i linked to, or similar and keep looking, i did come across them ages ago but since lost the link.

Forensic: is yours the same as the link? had any problems with it?
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Old 04-30-07, 06:39 AM   #6
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The "Satori Heads Up", comes in 2 different risers, the 4" and 2", get the 4" and then you can tack out or add spacers, good luck.
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Old 04-30-07, 08:17 AM   #7
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Thanks George , I was just going to ask does it matter if i have spacers on the tube or not?
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I don't see what's so bad about the one the OP linked. You're simply not going to look 'cool' with a hi-rise stem anyway

This is definitely a place where having a threaded headset is an avantage, as you can just swap out the stem for a taller one, and Nitto makes some actual nice looking quilled hi-rise stems like the Dirt Drop.

So if appearance is very important, you _could_ get your steerer cut and threaded, get a threaded headset, and a Nitto dirt drop stem... but all that would look rather funny on an aluminum mass-market bike anyway
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So if appearance is very important, you _could_ get your steerer cut and threaded, get a threaded headset, and a Nitto dirt drop stem... but all that would look rather funny on an aluminum mass-market bike anyway
Before anyone takes this suggestion seriously and tries to thread a threadless steerer, the wall thickness on threadless forks isn't sufficient to thread them safely.
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I guess it was too much work for the poster above to click your link.
I have seen those used by people around here but don't know if they're any better than the one you show. First question though - do you have a threaded or threadless headset, and if threadless 1" or 1 1/8"?
Thanks for the worthless reply. I did actually click on that link. Next time you want to write something useless do us a favour and go post in the Foo forum instead

If you'd actually spent the time READING that link you purportedly clicked it would've said THREADLESS in big ass letters.

Thanks for playing though. I commend your entirely worthless effort.
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I would not use such a device if your going to do anything like taking your bike off a cliff. Can not be strong enough for true Mt. bike riding. Good luck.
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Thanks for the worthless reply. I did actually click on that link. Next time you want to write something useless do us a favour and go post in the Foo forum instead

If you'd actually spent the time READING that link you purportedly clicked it would've said THREADLESS in big ass letters.

Thanks for playing though. I commend your entirely worthless effort.
I was smart enough to know that his link was for a threadless stem. I just wanted to double check his existing system before leading him down the wrong path. As for you - you told him what he wanted doesn't exist. Maybe a headset riser (terminology issue here) doesn't exist, but what he wanted did. Reading comprehension a strong suit?

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guys guys guys please lets not get into a slanging match because of a confusion of terminology..........

so its clear i am after a threadless 1 1/8" stem riser i have seen the delta version and am looking for a few more details on the satori version.
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I would not use such a device if your going to do anything like taking your bike off a cliff. Can not be strong enough for true Mt. bike riding. Good luck.

no need to worry the most abuse the bike will get is going off a high kerb or maybe down a bumpy trail. cliffs? thats something you fall off and die isnt it
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I've got one of these steerer extenders on my current commuter bike.
Since it works like a quill stem the internal diameter of the fork steerer tube is important. Mine works fine on my steel forks but won't fit in thicker alu steerer tubes or possibly other steel steerer tubes.
Since it just extends the steerer tube the spacers and stem cover it up so it looks like you just have a fork with a longer steerer. Mine has coped fine with mild off roading but only extends the steeerer about 35mm. I'd feel a bit uncomfortable bashing it about a lot at full extension.
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Before anyone takes this suggestion seriously and tries to thread a threadless steerer, the wall thickness on threadless forks isn't sufficient to thread them safely.
Heh.. I wasn't expecting the OP to do this, but i had memories of people doing it. I googled just now, and it looks like a no-no. I suspect my memory was of people doing it to extend the threads on an already threaded steerer, perhaps to fit it to a short head tube.
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I was smart enough to know that his link was for a threadless stem. I just wanted to double check his existing system before leading him down the wrong path.
So you just assumed I didn't click on that link and read what he posted?

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As for you - you told him what he wanted doesn't exist. Maybe a headset riser (terminology issue here) doesn't exist,
This is EXACTLY what I said below.

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No such thing as a headset riser.
Tell me where there is such a thing as a headset riser and i'll eat my words right now.

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doesn't exist, but what he wanted did.
And when did I say what he wanted didn't exist?

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Reading comprehension a strong suit?
Apparently not for you. Want to be an ass? I can be one too. Thanks for playing.
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Whoa Nelly!! Settle down folks.

OP try this link for Steerer Extenders

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quick update for everyone... i found a satori heads up 2 on fleabay for a few cents so i will get that in the next days.

thanks to everyone for the advice
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Before anyone takes this suggestion seriously and tries to thread a threadless steerer, the wall thickness on threadless forks isn't sufficient to thread them safely.

There are some very well-respected framebuilders that are doing this right now. Perfectly safe.
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