Can I put spacers over the stem?
I'm playing with the adjustments on my new bike. I've never had a bike with this type of setup before (only the quill style), so please excuse my ignorance. This is how my bike came stock:
The bars are way too high for me. Would it be safe to move the stem under some of the spacers? Like this:
Also, the stem is a 6 degree rise, could I reverse the stem so it would be a 6 degree drop? I figure this could be a short term solution until I settle on something or switch to a flat bar for example. I do not want to compromise integrity of the parts, but more importantly, saftey. Please post your thoughts on this. Advice from veterans in the know is especially appreciated. Thank you in advance.