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Old 04-29-17, 02:52 PM
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Spacer Suggestion

My LBS set up the stem with three small spacers. I am wondering if there is a way to make so its once piece? Prefer something in Carbon mainly because the bike is Carbon just to keep generally the same look, not concerned about weight with spacers just want it to look nice.
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Old 04-29-17, 03:04 PM
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Well, a GOOD bike shop would do this.
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Old 04-29-17, 03:04 PM
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Are the 5mm or 10mm or mixed?
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Are the 5mm or 10mm or mixed?


I believe it's 3 5mm spacers. I'd have to measure but they look like 5s. I am putting a nice Enve top cap on it to match off to the bars and want that mess to look clean too. I was so excited to get the bike out to ride after my fitting I just overlooked it.
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These should be what you're looking for, assuming you have a standard 1 1/8 stem.

5X 1 1/8" 3/5/10/15/20mm Carbon Fiber Washer Bicycle Headset Stem Spacers X7P8
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Old 04-29-17, 05:37 PM
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Small spacers allow you to make minor adjustments rather than one big one if needed. I'd ride it for a while first and make sure of height before I went to one spacer.
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Old 04-29-17, 06:00 PM
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Small spacers allow you to make minor adjustments rather than one big one if needed. I'd ride it for a while first and make sure of height before I went to one spacer.
This is good advice, thank you...I am not sold on the stem being bottomed out and the three spacers on top. But like you said it could allow me to tweak it a bit until I settle in on the bike. I've only got 20 miles on it so far (two days) so more time is needed probably. But I do hate the look of it, so it will be hard for me not to want to mess with it!
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Old 04-29-17, 08:45 PM
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Oh, the spacers are on top?

In that case, you can eliminate them entirely if you have the shop cut the steering tube.
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This probably won't help.

Years ago I cut a 1 1/4 carbon steer tube for a friend. The piece that I cut off turned out to have exactly the right diameters for 1" steer tube custom stack spacers. I don't know if there's any weight saving, but they look good. I probably still have 20mm or so left in my shop.
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