How do u raise handlebar heigth on f400 bycycle
There are only a few ways to raise the height of your handlebars (the actual grip portion you hold onto)
1) - Raise the stem. How this is done is determined by what type of stem you have.
A. If the stem is inserted via a shaft into the frame, then you must loosen the bolt in the center of the shaft to raise and lower the stem. This has limitations (a line on the end of the inserted portion of stem) you can not go past the max insertion line. If you need it higher, then you need a new stem that allows for more height.
B. If the stem clamps around the fork steerer, then you can only raise the stem as high as the end of the fork. In some cases you can invert the stem for greater height. If you need greater height, then you will have to replace the stem with one that has greater angle.
2) - Replace the handlebars with ones that place the grips higher relative to where the bars clamp to the stem.
In all cases this would be a good project to take into your local bike shop, show them what you have and ask them for the best solution to raising your handlebars.
Things to keep in mind: When you raise the handlebars you increase the distance from the controls to the brakes and derailleurs. If you want to raise past a certain point you will need to replace your cables and housings as they will need to be longer.
DO NOT RAISE ANYTHING ABOVE THE LIMIT LINES: This will cause the bike to be unsafe and could fail causing a serious injury or worse.
Dec 11, 2010 |