Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Raleigh stem

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Raleigh stem

Old 06-24-10, 08:08 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Florida
Posts: 726
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Raleigh stem

I have a '72 Raleigh 3 speed. My stock stem is presently extended as far as it can safely go.
I would like to try a longer stem so I can get in a totally upright position.
Any ideas where I can get a longer than stock stem?
bobn is offline  
Old 06-24-10, 08:12 PM
Count Orlok Member
gna's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,615

Bikes: Raleigh Sports, Raleigh Twenty, Raleigh Wyoming, Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Frankenbike

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
There are a couple of options:

You can get a new stem, such as a Kalloy one, (can't recall the number of the top of my head) and shim your current handlebars or replace them as well.

If you can find the stem and bars from a Raleigh Sprite, that will work, too.
gna is offline  
Old 06-24-10, 09:02 PM
Youngman Grand
clubman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 7,137

Bikes: roadsters, club bikes, fixed and classic

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1643 Post(s)
Liked 758 Times in 499 Posts
Longer stem is reach and taller refers to stem length. Both are short on Raleigh Sports and not available as stock items on a 3 speed but that shouldn't stop you from swapping out for comfort. Also, maybe a larger frame would be a better fit for you?
Go to any LBS and ask for a used alloy stem that's taller and/or longer as you need it. English North Road style bars are often 25.4 clamp size. If you want real tall the Nitto https://www.velo-orange.com/nitest.html is the the stem you want.
clubman is offline  
Old 06-25-10, 05:15 AM
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
The Golden Boy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 12,576

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2161 Post(s)
Liked 609 Times in 382 Posts
I took the stem from a mid 80s Schwinn World Sport and the bars from a 60s/70s Suburban and put them on my Raleigh Sprite. Works great!

Since these pics were taken, I've gotten a set of Suntour thumb shifters, installed them on the bars and have removed the stem shifters.

*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
05-28-18 07:47 AM
Classic & Vintage
04-23-17 12:45 PM
Classic & Vintage
08-31-14 10:48 AM
Classic & Vintage
05-10-13 06:51 AM
velo ergo sum
Classic & Vintage
03-01-11 07:34 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.