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I'd like to raise my handlebars a little on my cannondale f400.

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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.

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If you have reached the top of you fork you might be able to slide a one inch head tube into your head tube and then wield it together. you might think about moving your seat back by loosening the allen bolt and sliding it back or get layed back seat post. i wouldn't do anything drastic like the first suggestion to one of my bikes.

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