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Urgent help need adjusting classic bike handlebars!

Old 10-28-11, 09:24 AM
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Urgent help need adjusting classic bike handlebars!

Hi, I know this probably isn't the right area of this forum to be posting this question, but I was hoping some of you classic bike buffs might be able to help me...

I've just tried to adjust the height of my handlebars (by unscrewing the top bolt and tapping with a hammer to loosen). This worked fine, and my handlebars are now loosened - but when I tried to tighten them back up, there was nothing to screw the thread back into - have I whacked the bolt too hard?
The thread is now completely loose and being unable to re-tighten my handlebars, I can't use my bike at all, which is a problem since it's my only form of transport. Any help would be hugely appreciated!
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Old 10-28-11, 09:37 AM
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The end bottom from the quill stem has probably come completely loose and is sitting at the bottom of the headset. Try removing the stem completely to see if the bottem end is still attached, if not turn the bike upside down and tap shake the headset the and it should come out then you can re-screw it to the bolt and put the stem back on.
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Old 10-28-11, 09:55 AM
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That's done it, thank you so much!
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Old 10-28-11, 09:57 AM
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nevermind you got it!
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