New: Take part in the January 2020 BikeRide Giveaway for a HEDKAYSE | ONE bike helmet

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.


Extend handlebar on old schwinn varsity
#1
I would like to extend the handlebars on my old 1970's schwinn varsity 3 to 4 inches. Does anyone know which kind of extender would be the best to buy? I do not know the standard measurement to look for or where to start.
  Reply
#2
Your question is a little vague. What do you mean by "extending the handlebars"?

Upward
Outward
or actually looking for longer handlebars
  Reply
#3
Check this current thread.

http://forums.bikeride.com/thread-4298.html
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply
#4
I am looking to raise the handlebars upward with a handlebar stem extender. With something like this <http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Cromo-Quill-Stem-Extender/dp/B000AO9ZE8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345679138&sr=8-2&keywords=bike+stem+riser> But I'm not quite sure I have the right one.





(08-22-2012, 08:13 PM)RBurrelli Wrote:  Your question is a little vague. What do you mean by "extending the handlebars"?

Upward
Outward
or actually looking for longer handlebars
  Reply
#5
On the Nashbar website you might look for a quill stem adapter. Or perhaps their comfort quill stem.

A bike of that age is likely a 1" stem.
  Reply
#6
Make sure your handlebar stem is extended fully to the limit mark first. If you are looking 3-4 inches you would be better off with a taller handlebar.


http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/item/01-79887/search/Wald--Cruiser%2C-%23898%2C-Chrome%2C-Handlebar&category=search

http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/category.cgi?&category=search&template=search&templatehead=&templatebody=&templatefoot=&match=pattern&limitcategory=&type=store&searchtype=and&results=&query=handlebar&imageField=search&start=72
First make sure your current stem is set us to the limit mark.
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Refurbing Schwinn Varsity? i think Robert.Cerra 20 14,793 08-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET
  1973 Schwinn Varsity dochoot 7 7,704 08-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET
  Schwinn s-25 handlebar problem superfly5203 7 15,362 10-27-2010, 12:56 AM
Last Post: nd456
  Front derailer won't extend far enough _dermotmackenna@eircom.net_ 4 8,135 10-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Last Post: _dermotmackenna@eircom.net_

Forum Jump: