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Old 03-14-16, 07:20 AM
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There are basically two systems for handlebars. First the old tried and true quill system where you loosen the top bolt and raise the stem to your desired height while being careful not to raise it higher than the max line on the stem. The second system is called a threadless system which does not allow as much variation in rising your handlebars. Most times it means buying a new stem with a higher angle and installing it. There are other tweaks that also can be done by changing spacers etc.

The reason I am explaining this, is the Gary Fisher Kaitai came with both types of stems depending on the year the bike was built. If you can tell us what system you have or post a photo or link to the exact bike showing he stem and handlebars, then the members here will be in a better position to help. Other than that it wouldn't hurt to just ride by a bike store and ask them.
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