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Old 07-29-08, 08:08 AM
aka: Mike J.
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The shop I help at has numerous stem lengths for Presta stemmed tubes.

I only try to put the 36mm length stems on bike with short square rims if I think about it. I almost always go to the 48mm stem lengths if I have the option and they're in stock. It is easier to put a pump onto a longer stem than it is to put one on a short stem.

Threaded versus threaded stems sort of comes down to your pump head and the tire pressure you run at. Some pump heads have problems holding onto smooth stems at higher pressures. At least this is what I've found, YMMV.
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