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Old 04-14-19, 06:00 PM
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Noob help

I have a workmans HD bicycle that I'm using to get try and get into shape. The bike come standard with a wald 872 handlebar, and with the gooseneck stretched to the limit, it is still too low for me (backpain). I'm looking for advice on a handlebar that has a 2 in higher rise without significant sweep (my gut is in the way). Any ideas?
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Old 04-15-19, 08:52 AM
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Switching to a Wald 870 handlebar won't work? There are all kinds of adjustable bicycle stems that if one were to extend as vertically as possible should get you three or more inches. Coming from heavy industry maintenance I am somewhat familiar with Workman but I doubt others here are. The ones we had, if I recall correctly, were 1" stems for 1" bars, if that's what you have I can send you this one for the cost of postage. I may even have a 1 1/8" adjustable stem somewhere.
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Old 04-17-19, 03:08 PM
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Your options are
a) go for a Wald 870 handlebar as @easyupbug mentions - this has more rise than the 872
b) swap the stem (the part that connects the handlebars to the fork) for something with more rise. If you want advice on part (b), please send a couple of photos of the stem/bar area of your bike.

Finally, for future reference, consider adding something descriptive of your problem to the subject line of a post. "noob help" is way less useful than "getting my handlebars higher (back pain)", which likely means that fewer people have looked at your post.
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Old 04-18-19, 09:54 AM
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And there are tubular stem raisers for quill-wedge stems..

you put it in the fork, then put the existing stem in on top of it

OD of the bottom half is the ID of the upper half..
of the Chrome moly steel tube..
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Old 04-19-19, 08:54 AM
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If you got to raise the bars that much, is the frame really the correct size for you?
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Old 04-24-19, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
If you got to raise the bars that much, is the frame really the correct size for you?
Maybe not, but the OP might still be able to work with what he has.
Some people just prefer to sit up really straight, too.
But worth raising the question in case the OP is willing to put a lot of time/money into the bike.
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