HEY, I HAVE A SCHWINN MESSA FRONT SUSPENSION(2002). I NEED TO SET BIKE UP FOR UPRIGHT RIDING COMFORT SO TO ELIMINATE SORE NECK AND SHOULDERS. DON'T KNOW WHAT SIZE DIA. THE VERTICAL STEM IS. WHAT SIZE DO I NEED AND WHERE MIGHT I BUY THIS LONGER STEM????? Posted by HOGHEAD a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a SCHWINN MESSA FRONT SUSPENSION on 01/12/08
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Re: RIDE BIKE UPRIGHT
2002 Schwinn Mesa headset ID is: 1 1/8" according to epinions: http://www.epinions.com/bicycles_2002_Schwinn_Mesa
For COMMUTER RIDING: Get an adjustable stem (takes the guessing part off the equation) and pair it up with swept back riser bar. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20044&subcategory_ID=5235
If more height is desired, get a threadless extender: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=12679&subcategory_ID=5230 May need headset spacers for profit fit depending on the length of your steerer tube.
For OFFROAD RIDING: Get the proper length and rise of the stem coupled with riser bars fitted by a knowledgeable friend, or visit a bike shop.
Posted by Ghostshifter a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Weyless SP stock from Guam on 01/14/08