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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by jebfour, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    Picked up a new fork last night and the steerer is a little shorter than my old fork (but the fork itself is a little longer). Due to the steerer being shorter, the stem was installed without any spacers.

    The stem is 1-3/4" tall and the steer tube comes about 3/8" from the top of the stem. Would it be OK to put a spacer in there? How much room do I have to play with (I would like to move the bars up)?

    If it matters, the stem is an Azonic 50mm shorty and the fork is a Marzocchi Z1

    Thanks! :thumb:

    jeb4
     
    #1 -   Oct 5, 2005

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  2. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    Normally you're supposed to have 5mm from the top of the stem. 3/8 is pretty much there. I wouldn't add a spacer.

    If you do add a spacer, make sure the top of the steerer tube doesn't drop past the upper most stem bolt that clamps to the steerer tube.
     
    #2 -   Oct 6, 2005
  3. Biscuit

    Biscuit Turbo Monkey

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    I agree with ChrisRobin. If you want to move them up you may have to get either higher rise bars, or a different stem. Kore makes (made?) a BMX style stem that had a very short stack height that was good for people who had too-short of steer tubes.
     
    #3 -   Oct 7, 2005
  4. Jeff 151

    Jeff 151 Monkey

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    I would not put the spacer.
     
    #4 -   Oct 8, 2005
  5. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Same, no spacer.

    And be careful with your Shorty. Mine broke, and losing steering control sucks. They are not a well made stem.
     
    #5 -   Oct 8, 2005
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