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I am having trouble with my Hercules bicycle (made in England). I cannot find a way to raise the handle bars. I was wondering if they are raise-able. If they are how can I go about doing so?

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I would have it in to a professional bike shop, they can tell you if you have a long enough stem to do it, it has to be in the head tube at least 2 1/2" or it can snap. You would also be able to buy a new stem from them, if necessary.

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