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09 November, 2012 06:34PM
I think we might need to get some terminology straightened out.

The headset is the bearing system mounted in the frame and as such cannot be "raised".

The stem is the unit which connects the steerer tube on the fork with the handlebars.

Having looked at the spec for the specialized I see that it has and overlong stem and a series of spacers to take which can be put under or over the stem to adjust the height of the stem. I guess that from the salesman's comments, all the spacers are under the stem with the result that it is at its maximum height. There are ways that the stem can be raised further. You can use an extension - a device which fits into and extends the steerer tube. They are not common and maybe that is why the salesman is a bit against it. Alternatives are a stem with a larger angle or maybe an adjustable stem. If you were in my shop I would probably start swapping stems around, sending you out after each change, to see what the effects are. Might also lend you a pair of cycling specific gloves to see if that helped.
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bought the wrong bike?confused smiley

stevep 09 November, 2012 03:17PM

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DocB 09 November, 2012 03:44PM

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stevep 09 November, 2012 04:21PM

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stevep 09 November, 2012 05:31PM

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siwatts 09 November, 2012 06:51PM

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