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Old 01-11-22, 05:38 PM
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When I was young and immortal (and poor), I often rode parts with known cracks, and I definitely would have ridden that stem. I'm with scarlson and rhm , the crack is unlikely to fail catastrophically. But I've turned into a scaredy-cat since I got old and breakable. Knowing it's there would bum me out on high-speed downhills.

Here's a TTT that failed on me when the bike fell over:

Totally different location than OP's crack though.

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