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Introduction

This guide will show you how to adjust the height of the handle bars and align the stem with the front wheel.

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  • Remove the bolt cover with a flathead screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: After loosening the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem), it still may be stiff. Hold the wheel from turning and twist the handlebars from side to side. Image 2/3: If quill stem is still stuck then place 6 mm Allen wrench firmly into bolt and tap with a mallet. Image 3/3: Position the handlebars to your preferred height.  Make sure not to pull cable and housing to tight.  I could adversely effect shifting and braking performance.
  • Loosen the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem) with a 6 mm Allen wrench.

  • After loosening the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem), it still may be stiff. Hold the wheel from turning and twist the handlebars from side to side.

  • If quill stem is still stuck then place 6 mm Allen wrench firmly into bolt and tap with a mallet.

  • Position the handlebars to your preferred height. Make sure not to pull cable and housing to tight. I could adversely effect shifting and braking performance.

  • Make sure you don't raise quill stem above minimum insert line.

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Image 1/3: Firmly tighten the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem) bolt using a 6 mm Allen wrench. Image 2/3: Pop the bolt cover back on. Image 3/3: If calling a bicycle repair shop, refer to it as a adjustable quill stem (technical term) instead of goose-neck as mechanic may not know what you are talking about.
  • Align the direction of the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem) with the front tire.

  • Firmly tighten the goose-neck (adjustable quill stem) bolt using a 6 mm Allen wrench.

  • Pop the bolt cover back on.

  • If calling a bicycle repair shop, refer to it as a adjustable quill stem (technical term) instead of goose-neck as mechanic may not know what you are talking about.

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Anyone know where/how to buy a replacement bolt cover?

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