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HANDLEBAR EXTENDER

Discussion in 'Electric Bike Conversion Kits' started by JohnnyGM7LSI, Jan 7, 2017.

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    JohnnyGM7LSI

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    Kenny

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    It will fit fine.

    Just loosen the 2 Ahead Bracket screws. Slide off the bracket with handlebar attached and fit the extender.

    I have one fitted on one of my bikes. Works a treat but make sure it's well tightened.
     
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    JohnnyGM7LSI

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    Cheers for that Kenny, and the fitting tips.
     
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    The cap is used to set the steering head bearings, so fit the riser without clamping it. Do up the hex screw in the cap until the steering head doesn't rock when you push the bike back and forwards with the brake on. Don't do it too tight - just enough to remove the play. Tighten the clamp screws and check that the steering is completely free and not restricted by tension in the bearings.
     
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    JohnnyGM7LSI

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    Just noticed it's from Hong Kong, long bloody wait, 25th jan / 6 mar
     
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    JohnnyGM7LSI

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    Great, cheers for that D8ve, informative as usual.
     
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    RobF

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    Risers are widely available from the stock of UK suppliers.

    My local bike shop always keeps a couple in.

    Might cost a pound or two more.
     
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    LeighPing

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    I like my bars high. My new regular bike bar height, before and after.

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    My bigger ebike, showing another option to raise the bars.

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    Benjahmin

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    I put one of those stem risers on the Crossfire. It resulted in a comedy moment. I'd never worked on this type of handlebar stem before. I had the bike clamped in a workstand, undid the top bolt - and the forks fell out ! So there I am, in the kitchen, holding forks and handlebars trying not to scratch new paintwork or dink the kitchen floor. She who must came to my assistance with a tut and roll of the eyes.
    However stem riser works fine. I prefer them to the angle adjusting ones as I find they can creak.
     
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    JohnnyGM7LSI

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    Pissin myself here, sounds like the kinda predicament I would get myself into, I use my age as an excuse.
     
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    RobF

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    The adjustable stems - last two pics - do the job, but they have a safe operating angle.

    In the last pic, you can see a white mark which shouldn't be pointing outside the 0-60 number range.

    The stem is probably outside that zone in the pic with it fitted to the bike.

    Does this matter?

    Almost certainly not for steady road and cycle path use, but it's a genuine safety risk for anything more extreme.
     
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    LeighPing

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    You could be right. I'll look into it immediately.

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    Oki doki, it wasn't lose when checked. It's always seemed solid in use, even extreme use. But, I've dropped the angle a few degrees and re-tightened it.

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    Good move, as I say it was unlikely to cause you any bother as it was, but it's daft to take the chance unless you absolutely have to.
     
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    You may need an additional spacer on the stem as some of these adjustable handlebar lifters are not quite as thick as the oe ones. If you don't add a spacer the forks will have play.

    Sent from my LON-L29 using Tapatalk
     
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    Great thread guys! I've been evaluating my options of dealing with a short steerer tube and there are some great suggestions here. Thanks.
     
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    I had mine high but lowered it again because, despite this bike being much bigger than the last one, it is a 47 cm frame where I need a 54 cm one. Raising the bars brought them back too close to the seat and I wasn't comfortable. All those years of riding with drop bars is also a psychological factor in preferred riding position.

    210 € for 54cm frame, RST monoshock fork and Ritchey headset written into this years budget :)
     
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