I have also bought 10inch ape hanger bars. Now to install them on my new revi cheetah plus. Does anyone know what cable extensions I will need to purchase?
Because as you’ll see if you look at his post closely, his question is about a completely different bike:In anycase I would check what I have before buying anything and determine what's needed by physical inspection.
But since you're the OP and with experience with this excact bike .. why not answer his question?
So then I'll repeat for a third time.... I would check what I have before buying anything.Because as you’ll see if you look at his post closely, his question is about a completely different bike:
“I have also bought 10inch ape hanger bars. Now to install them on my new revi cheetah plus.”
Ohhh... Now I rememberHello,
I have a Vintage Electric Cafe. I’d like to raise the handlebars by maybe 1.5-2 inches to get in a bit more of an upright position and decrease the reach. I already have the seat forward as far as it will go and the seat is positioned correctly in terms of height (I have long-ish legs and short-ish arms for my overall height of 5’9”).
I am a complete newbie to bike maintenance/upgrades, but I figured out how to raise the handlebars by unscrewing the locking nut on top of the stem. The issue is that that leaves a gap between the bottom of the stem and the top of the tube. That gap strikes me as problematic because it’s unsightly; it will admit water; and it seems potentially dangerous, in that the handlebars might slam down to close that gap.
Both my local bike shop and Vintage said I should get a new stem that’s longer (like this one:
But aren’t there also rings/washers/spacers that could be used on the existing stem to raise it? If so, wouldn’t that be a simpler solution? And how do I find which ones would fit?
Or am I missing something and I really do need to replace the entire stem in order to raise the handlebars?
Thanks for any insights!