Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    OHIO
    My Bikes
    SCHWINN 700C VARSITY FLATBAR
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Raising stem on schwinn 700c varsity

    Looking for information to raise stem on my Schwinn varsity 700c flatbar. It has spacers and may be as high as factory stem will go. Need help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Larry

  2. #2
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    2,446
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    measure .. there are Tube type stem raisers in .833" and 7/8" AKA_22.2mm.
    you pull the stem , put the tube riser in, tighten the quill in it,
    then put your original stem in the top of the tube riser , then tighten it's quill bolt.

    then you replace all the cables and housing that will likely be too short, then.

  3. #3
    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oxnard, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
    Posts
    4,445
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The answer depends on the type of stem. Quill or threadless. Pics or a better explaination would be helpful.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    OHIO
    My Bikes
    SCHWINN 700C VARSITY FLATBAR
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
    The answer depends on the type of stem. Quill or threadless. Pics or a better explaination would be helpful.
    I have a threadless stem. It appears to have 3 spacers on it now.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If there are spacers above the stem, you just take the stem off (remove the top-cap, loosen the bolts on the back of the stem, take it off, and move the spacers that were above the stem down below the stem, and the reassemble everything).

    If there are no spacers on the steer-tube above the stem, it's probably as high as it can go. The only option I can think of would be to get a new stem with a larger angle (or, possibly, you can flip your stem, depending on what angle it's at now -- here's where a picture could help).

  6. #6
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    2,446
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or buy a threadless stem raiser , there are 2 types commonly sold,
    both fit around the steerer tube in place of the original stem.
    then the existing stem fits on top of the stem raiser..

    then you probably must replace all the cables with longer ones
    to reach that new height.

    You may also purchase an up angled stem as well..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •