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    Road bike stem question?

    Please bear with me if I'm not using the correct terms for parts here...

    What I want to do is raise up my drop bars on my road bike to get more upright position. What I can do now, is loosen a hex bolt that is vertical at the top of the stem, and pull up on the whole assembly. Then there is a marker for max height, just like with a bike seat post. Well this isnt high enough. When I look online for stems, they all look like the bolt to a post of some sort. I dont have that, mine is a one piece assemble that the drop bar is attached to.

    So my question is, do I need to get a post of some sort that these new types of stems attach to, a spacer of some sort, or do they still make a longer one piece and I'm not looking in the right places.

    Hope that was clearer than mud. Thanks!
    S.

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    you are looking for a quill stem

    Check out the Nitto Technomic

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    That's right. You need an older style quill stem. Once you have reached the max height, you're out of options at that point and need to get a similar stem with a greater rise to it. Just google quill stems.

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    Perfect, thank you both!
    S.

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