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What size allen wrench does the handlebars take to loosen?

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Bicycles are all metric, it may be a 6mm, depending what kind of handlebar you have.

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There should be an allen wrench fitting on the top of the handlebar stem. Loosen (counterclockwise) so that the bolt head is up at least 1/4". Then tap the allen wrench with a hammer. The stem should come loose so that you can raise it. Be careful not to go above the "Max height" mark that will be engraved on the stem.

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There is a black or gray rubber plug in the handlebar stem that you can pull out with your fingers. Use a #6 Allen wrench to loosen the stem wedge bolt (only loosen, do not remove!) this will enable you to lift the handlebars and stem up. When you have it at the desired height, tighten the bolt back up with the Allen wrench. Note: on the side of the stem is a "minimum insertion mark" do not raise the stem high enough to be able to read this, if you do then it is too high. The stem could break or come loose if you raise it above this mark and void any warranty.

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If you are asking what size Allen wrench you need to loosen/tighten the handlebars, you are most likely looking at a 5mm. In rare instances, it could be a 6mm or 4mm. As a cyclist, those three sizes are good to have as they correspond to 90% of the bolts on your bicycle.

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The handlebars on my daughters Jubilee seem to have fallen downward. She thinks a bolt securing it has fallen out, but it looks to me that if we tightened the middle with an allen wrench it would secure...


There are two sets of bolts here. The first one is straight up and down, is probably the one that takes and Allen wrench and is the one that tightens the handlebar stem - that's the pipe that goes down into the frae toward the front wheel. At the bottom of that bolt (inside the bike frame where you cannot see it) is a wedge-shaped nut that wedges the stem tight. If the stem is loose, then you will be able to stand in front of the bike with the front wheel between your knees and turn the handlebars side to side, and if it is loose enough you will be able to pull the whole stem right out of the bike. On the other hand, maybe you mean that the handlebars twisted down (so that the ends of the handlebars are pointed toward the ground - this would mean that the other bolt or set of bolts are loose. Some bikes have one bolt that clamps the top of the stem around the handlebars, and some have 4 smaller screws that do this. If this is where the problem is, then no, you don't need to buy the Allen wrench, but it sounds like you might need a bolt.

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Take your allen wrench keys to the handlebars, near the stem, and once loosened the handlebars will rotate for you.

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In the center right below the handlebars is and allen head screw. You will need an allen wrench, loosen the screw by turning it counter clockwise. Lift-up on the handlebars and adjust to the desired height and re-tighten the hex screw. Be carefull not to raise up beyond the lower adjoining yoke line on the goose neck.











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You need an allen wrench. On the Top of the "gooseneck" there should be one allen bolt. This is right in the middle of the handle bars, above the tire. You can loosen it there move it up and tighten it back down.

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