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Old 04-29-11, 07:33 AM
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High Adjustable Stem

I have a 1986 Centurion Accordo road bike with all original equipment and I would like to raise the handlebars. I don't know what size stem to order to fit the headset and handlebars. If you could inform how to measure the stem and handlebar to determine the sizes of the stem and handlebar that is helpful too. Would anyone know what size I need or where I can get the information I need to order the correct stem. Any recommendations on type of stem or manufacturer would also be appreciated.



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You need a set of calipers to measure this best. The stem shaft should be 22.2 millimeters and the bars will probably be 25.4 mm. Then there is the length which is measured from the center bolt for the stem to the center of the handlebars in mm. Did you loosen the stem and see if it was up all the way to the minimum insert line, some of the older bikes did have a long quill shaft of several inches. Technomics makes a tall stem that is fixed and Dimension or Zoom make an adjustable tall stem as well. Your LBS probably has the adjustable stems
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Thank you nwbikeman for the helpful advise. I have raised the stem to the limit line and would like to have it up higher. I was fortunate to pick up the Centurion Accordo last year at a garage sale for $10 and I'm having fun with it. Am I correct in assuming LBS = local bike shop?

I will check with Technomics, Dimension, & Zoom.

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Am I correct in assuming LBS = local bike shop?
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