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    Threadless headset height help

    Hi,

    Im getting my touring bike ready for this summer, But have a problem with the handlebar height.
    MY bike's an old GT CrMo mountain bike, I absolutely love this bike, and I think its perfect for some touring. Problem is its a little small, 18", but I am 6' tall, so I've got to boost the seat up, but now the handlebars are far too low.
    The bike has 1 1/8" threadless headset, now my question is, would it be better to get a big high-rise stem like 130mm, 45 deg. or go for a headset extender? Any reasons to favour one or the other? Ideally I need a few inches of height.
    Thanks for any help.

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    Headset extender spook me. I use a a 130 45 degree stem and love it. You might be able to pick up a new fork for under 60 bucks or so and stack some spacers on the steerer tube as well. Too many spacers and it looks a little goofy though, IMO.
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    hmm new fork, didnt think of that... I tihnk im gonna get the high rise stem and see how she goes, thanks!

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