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Old 06-08-07, 03:35 PM
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Big Newbie Question!

OK I know this is goona sound stupid but ya gotta start somewhere. I want to lower my handle bars some and, but the rod that connects to the frame. I think I have to losen the big nut type thing, I tried but my wrench wasn't big enough. Am I somewhat correct?
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Old 06-08-07, 03:42 PM
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I suspect that you're doing it wrong. Leave those big nuts alone.

Without benefit of looking at your bike it sounds to me like you have a threaded headset. If that's the case, the stem (thigie that holds your handlebar) will have a bolt of some kind coming out of the top. Loosen that bolt about 4 turns and try to tap it back down with a hammer and a block of wood. So long as everything isn't all seized together that will allow you to lower your handlebar.
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No, don't loosen the "big nut type thing." There should be an allen key (six sided hole) or smaller nut on the top of the vertical portion of your handlebar stem (part that holds the handlebars). Loosen it a few turns and then gently tap it to loosen the stem. Change the height, line up with the front wheel and then retighten (tight but don't overdo it). The nut(s) at the front of the stem allow you to rotate the bars as desired.

p.s. Please proofread you post (you can edit after you submit it) so we can better understand the question - thanks.
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Try Park Tool web site. Not enough info to give any advise.
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