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Old 03-22-08, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by russiet View Post
What's up with headset spacers? How do I determine if I need any? Should I cut the steerer long & use a spacer(s), then cut back it if I feel it's too high? With my old stem, I had it inserted as far down as it would go, but I always had the ability to move it up if I wanted. I'll lose that with the threadless system, right?
That's the major drawback of threadless, the inability to get the bars up high. Most current bikes have geometry that was designed with that in mind. You might run into problems on an older bike that came with a quill stem. Good luck

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