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Old 02-13-18, 11:41 AM
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Generally, spacers are there to make the stem come out at the right height so the top cap can tighten everything. You can take them off the bottom and put them above the stem, or you can remove them and shorten the steerer by that amount. Some folding stems might not like having spacers on top of them, making the cutting of the steerer the only way to lower them.
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