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Old 10-19-12, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by peterw123 View Post
...Just curious (as I am a bike newbie), when you say insertion limit, it means how high the stem can be raised right? I could always lower it a bit and it would be safe right?...
Yes, most stems have a line or hash marks to indicate the minimum amount the stem must be inserted into the fork to be safe (i.e. the line/hash marks nust be hidden). While there are some very tall aftermarket stems, most stems that come with bicycles cannot be raised as high as shown. I suspect it would beed to be lowered about 5cm to be safe.

BTW, I'd keep my eye on this bicycle. I suspect it's not ging to sell soon, given the price and approaching winter. They may be willing to take a lot less in about a month.
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