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How do i raise the handlebar stem on my diamondback apex? i am trying to install a child seat on the stem.

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SOURCE: diamondback rm 20 kids bike. Can you adjust the handlebars?

Yes, there is an allen screw on the top of the stem of the handle bars.....it may also be a bolt with a head on it that can be turned with a socket or cresent wrench.

Loosen the bolt 3 or 4 complete revolutions and then wiggle the bars back and forth from side to side while pulling up. Be careful not to completely remove the screw as the piece that it is connected to will fall off and you will have to remove the bars completely to fix.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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You're right. A real bike shop would be able to swap out the stem and add riser bars or whatever you may need.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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It is generally either a 5mm or 6mm depending on which bolts you are looking at. Sometimes they are SAE instead of metric but that is rare.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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The threadless stem style you have pre-supposes you chose the right height and reach when you bought the bike. As the steerer tube to which it clamps has to be below flush with the top surface to accomodate the top adjustment cap, the steerer had to be cut to a final length that can't be made longer. The stem CAN be flipped upside down to provide a different rise and reach, but most likely it would be lower and farther away.

One option is to replace the stem with one with an angle and length that would work for you. Have a bicycle shop asist you in choosing one as there are 4 parameters that must be considered.

Another is to get a threadless stem riser which effectively makes the steerer tube taller. Google "threadless stem riser".

Here's one on eBay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-SATORI-HEADS-UP-Threadless-Stem-Riser-Adapter-1-1-8-/300530665912?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45f90609b8

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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SOURCE: can you add a child seat to the diamondback

That would depend on the specific child's seat and what it requires for attachment points. I imagine the smaller bike frames might limit the ability to maintain clearances between the child and moving bike or rider parts.

There are a number of different schemes. Try these...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1242&bih=964&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=child%27s+bicycle+seat&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=

Don't forget safety...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/113991-child-bike-seat-safety/

Posted on May 21, 2011

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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.

second question, Child seats ar very adaptable, an will fit most bikes. Be sure to use all the necessary hard ware and safety guards. for you and your passenger.
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