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#1 2012-11-04 1:30pm

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Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

I love this bike, but I wish the handlebars were a bit higher. The inverted stem is not helping either. Is it safe to loosen the stem bolt and just pull up the stem a bit without using spacers? It has a threadless stem with a wedge. I'm tryin to avoid swaping the handlebars for numerous reason.

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#2 2012-11-04 1:51pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

So you're using one of these type things?
Should be fine, (I think) same as adjusting a threaded stem just obviously don't raise it too high.

http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/32001107/images/nj2942.jpg

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#3 2012-11-04 1:54pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

It's the original stem (GT Pro XL alloy). The bottom looks the same though.

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#4 2012-11-04 2:03pm

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#5 2012-11-04 2:11pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

unkleyoda wrote:

Is it lie this stem?

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gt_bicycles/ … Jbl4YWmDuc

Yeah, that's pretty much the same exact bike, including the stem. I think I need to lower the seat a little bit...that should help with my body positioning.

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#6 2012-11-04 2:15pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

JC-RH wrote:

I love this bike, but I wish the handlebars were a bit higher. The inverted stem is not helping either. Is it safe to loosen the stem bolt and just pull up the stem a bit without using spacers? It has a threadless stem with a wedge. I'm tryin to avoid swaping the handlebars for numerous reason.

Yes, you can rise the stem without using spacers.  When you rise it up you will see a stamp that will say "Max height".  Just don't exceed that.


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#7 2012-11-04 2:19pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

That's what I figured, but I'm at work and couldn't physically check.

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#8 2012-11-04 2:45pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

Try turning the stem around. wink


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#9 2012-11-04 3:08pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

Flipping it upside down or turning it towards me?

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#10 2012-11-04 3:33pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

JC-RH wrote:

Flipping it upside down or turning it towards me?

Sorry, upside down. If you have an inverted threadless stem as you state, you should be able to turn your stem upside down to raise the height a bit.


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#11 2012-11-04 5:35pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

Thanks. I guess I could, but then the GT stamp that's on top now will be facing down. I took it out for almost an hour after raising the stem, tilting the bars more toward me, and lowering the seat a bit. Felt better, but I may still flip the stem. I'll see

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#12 2012-11-04 6:14pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

No100Sy wrote:

JC-RH wrote:

Flipping it upside down or turning it towards me?

Sorry, upside down. If you have an inverted threadless stem as you state, you should be able to turn your stem upside down to raise the height a bit.

I'm not sure he knows what "Threadless" is.  If you look at the link I put up a few posts ago, he has a 1" threaded headset.



If your stem is like this, you have a 1" threaded headset.
http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/images/uploads/pro_blk_stem_007.jpg


If your stem looks like this you have 1 1/8" threadless headset.
http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/images/uploads/Ruf-Neck_group02.jpg



1" threaded can be raised and lowered by loosening the stem bolt then tightening back up. (old school ~pre 1996)

1 1/8" threadless clamps to the top of the fork steerer tube and needs spacers. (new school ~post 1996)



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#13 2012-11-04 6:16pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

My 95 gt cruiser is 1 inch threaded.

Check it out under my bikes here in the museum. It still has the OG stem and headset as well.

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/gt_bicycles/ … JchaHy9KSM

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#14 2012-11-04 6:21pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ha-i.html#headset

Not BMX specific, but may help explain it also.


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#15 2012-11-04 6:35pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

Sorry. It is threaded.

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#16 2012-11-04 6:44pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

unkleyoda wrote:

JC-RH wrote:

I love this bike, but I wish the handlebars were a bit higher. The inverted stem is not helping either. Is it safe to loosen the stem bolt and just pull up the stem a bit without using spacers? It has a threadless stem with a wedge. I'm tryin to avoid swaping the handlebars for numerous reason.

Yes, you can rise the stem without using spacers.  When you rise it up you will see a stamp that will say "Max height".  Just don't exceed that.

+1 this is exactly correct.


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#17 2012-11-04 11:57pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

someone may want an inverted gt stem, and you can swap for their right-way-up gt stem.
also, a lot of folks are running taller bars on cruisers. say 7 or 7.5 inch.


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#18 2012-11-05 5:11am

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

coffin2death wrote:

someone may want an inverted gt stem, and you can swap for their right-way-up gt stem.
also, a lot of folks are running taller bars on cruisers. say 7 or 7.5 inch.

I want to keep the bike as stock as possible, and my recent adjustments have made it more comfortable to ride. Thanks everybody!

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#19 2012-11-05 3:22pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

JC-RH wrote:

coffin2death wrote:

someone may want an inverted gt stem, and you can swap for their right-way-up gt stem.
also, a lot of folks are running taller bars on cruisers. say 7 or 7.5 inch.

I want to keep the bike as stock as possible, and my recent adjustments have made it more comfortable to ride. Thanks everybody!

Cool!


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#20 2012-11-05 3:54pm

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Re: Stem height adjustment on 95 GT 24" cruiser

unkleyoda wrote:

No100Sy wrote:

JC-RH wrote:

Flipping it upside down or turning it towards me?

Sorry, upside down. If you have an inverted threadless stem as you state, you should be able to turn your stem upside down to raise the height a bit.

I'm not sure he knows what "Threadless" is.  If you look at the link I put up a few posts ago, he has a 1" threaded headset.



If your stem is like this, you have a 1" threaded headset.
http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/images/up … em_007.jpg


If your stem looks like this you have 1 1/8" threadless headset.
http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/images/up … roup02.jpg



1" threaded can be raised and lowered by loosening the stem bolt then tightening back up. (old school ~pre 1996)

1 1/8" threadless clamps to the top of the fork steerer tube and needs spacers. (new school ~post 1996)



I hope this helps you out.

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