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Do the handlebars on the schwinn sidewinder raise?

Does the handlebars on the schwinn sidewinder raise ? Can you raise them?

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If your bike is older it might have a quill stem.To raise this you have to undo the allen key headed bolt situated where the bar & stem attach to the bike.It is often obscured by a plastic plug to prevent water rusting the bolt head.If this doesn't go high enough an adjustable quill stem must be fitted.
If you have the modern design of stem(A-head)you will have to replace the stem with an adjustable type which can be set upto 60 degrees.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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The handlebars stem is an Aheadset-style and as such has spacers below it to set its height. Once the steerer tube is cut to fit the combination of stem and spacers there's no going UP, only down. Stems can be replaced with different rises and lengths. Maybe that would help. A Bicycle Shop would have everything you need and the know-how to decide if you can mount the child carrer.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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Probably. Getting Riser Bars or a riser stem or simply flipping the stem over or getting one with a different rise and reach might give you the added height you need. If you LIKE the handlebars, the stem is the best option as most new ones come with front loaders (detachable front caps) that allow replacement without stripping components off one side of the handlebar. In minutes a Bicycle Shop could swap any number of them onto your bike for you to try.

Detailed advice...

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Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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Getting Riser Bars or simply flipping the stem over or getting one with a different rise and reach might give you the added height you need. If you LIKE the handlebars, the stem is the best option as most new ones come with front loaders (detachable front caps) that allow replacement without stripping components off one side of the handlebar. In minutes a Bicycle Shop could swap any number of them onto your bike for you to try.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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SOURCE: How do you raise the handlebars on a Schwinn

Your options are limited. Once cut, the steerer tube can be no higher than it is.


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Getting Riser Bars or simply flipping the stem over or getting one with a different rise
and reach might give you the added height you need. If you LIKE the handlebars, the stem
is the best option as most new ones come with front loaders (detachable front caps) that
allow replacement without stripping components off one side of the handlebar. In minutes
a Bicycle Shop could swap any number of them onto your bike for you to try.
I would recommend you get used to the position that yields a careful compromise between
aerodynamics and uprightness when needed.

Posted on May 07, 2011

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Raising the handlebars


If your bike is older it might have a quill stem.To raise this you have to undo the allen key headed bolt situated where the bar & stem attach to the bike.It is often obscured by a plastic plug to prevent water rusting the bolt head.If this doesn't go high enough an adjustable quill stem must be fitted.
If you have the modern design of stem(A-head)you will have to replace the stem with an adjustable type which can be set upto 60 degrees.

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I need to raise the height of my handle bars.


I am not sure which question to answer, so I will try both.

raising the handlebars, loosen the stem bolt 4or 5 turns, (this is the bolt on on the top of the handlebar stem). Tap the stem bolt with a hammer, the bold should drop down and the handle bars should fall loose, adjust as needed, then tighten the stem bolt to set.
Please note, there is usually a limit line on the stem, do not raise bars above this level as iy will make the handle bars unsafe and could pull out or break off.

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Try to get the seat set up as low as possible as the higher the seat the higher the center of gravity. It will have less effect on handling characteristics if you keep the seat low.

I hope this is of some help.
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