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Old 08-01-08, 08:01 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 08-01-08, 08:09 PM   #2
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you are looking for a quill stem

Check out the Nitto Technomic
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Old 08-01-08, 08:20 PM   #3
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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!
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