A Longer Stem https://raleightwenty.webs.com/apps/photos/ A Longer Stem The welded stem I started with an inexpensive but sturdy stem, 7/8 insertion to fit a 1" handlebar, Sunlite #57614. I cut a piece off another old steel stem so that the length is 3" longer than original Raleigh. I bevelled the joint a little to provide for a flatter joint and had my LBS/framebuilder weld it up. (Any good welder can do the job.) https://raleightwenty.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=165139477 165139477 Details on the welding The joint as welded was pretty flat (and he got good penetration, good work Craig.) I only had to clean it up a little with a file. If you look closely, you can tell the added part, it's the black part. You can also see the angle of the weld line, and the new pin near the end. https://raleightwenty.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=165139478 165139478 The pin Sorry for the blurry picture. I made a new pin out of a piece of 3/16" steel rod, and a new safety wire out of some piano wire. (Welding rod would work best, looks like that's what the original was made from.) Making new parts lets me leave the original intact, if I ever want to go back. https://raleightwenty.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=165139479 165139479 The finished product I drilled and tapped for a couple of M5x0.8 screws to fit this water bottle cage. (Coffee on the way to work...). I made the stem a little longer than I needed, so it's down about 3/4" from its highest position. This project was a great success; between this stem and the telescoping seatpost, the bike is a perfect fit. https://raleightwenty.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=165139480 165139480