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    Kona Lana'i stem adjustment

    I need to raise a handle bars a bit, but I se no way of adjustment available.
    How do I raise the stem?
    All I see inside it is a sort of locknut but it is not the one that will loosen up the stem.
    Is it adjustable at all?
    There is no common hex hardware on this headset so what kind of tools is meant to be used here?
    Thanks for any comment!!

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    A picture would help. If you have some spacers overtop of the stem, you can remove them and place them under the stem. If not, then there is no way to raise the stem, you will have to buy a new one with more rise or buy new handlebars with more rise.

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    do u have any spacers above your stem that u could put under the stem to raise everything up?...pics???
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    Ok, now you have explained my dilemma. Since ALL the spacers are already placed below I am out off luck.
    I guess I will start looking into a handlebar ends extensions.

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    handlebar end extensions to raise the bar up?...u would have to get a stem with a greater angle or get some handlebars with more rise to them (as snaky69 mentioned)
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    I feel like I just need a litle higher grip to have more comfort.
    I am 6'2" and the frame is 20". The seat to pedals feels fine.
    Just want to ride sitting little more upright not bent over the bars as much.

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