Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Check around at various bike shops for a short stack height stem but, as andrewluke said, 8 mm is too much particularly if the top bolt of the stem isn't fully supported by the steerer. This is bad with a steel steerer and absolutely dangerous if the steerer is carbon.
I assume there are no spacers under the stem to remove, correct?
Edit: I just checked the FSA OS 150 stem on one of my bikes and it does measure a true 35mm stack height but FSA lists the current version at 40 mm.
BTW, plan to buy a set of new bars too. Shimming from 26 to 31.8 is really too much.
Last edited by HillRider; 09-16-10 at 08:37 PM.