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Old 10-29-10, 05:07 PM
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Stem Angles

I'm interested in purchasing a new VO Stem for my bike, and I was having trouble deciding between the 17 degree and 6 degree stems.

The difference between them would be that the 6 degree stem would make my handlebars higher up, right? So it would just be a matter of comfort?

Thanks for the help.
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Opposite. 17 degree would give you a higher handlebar.
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Unless you flip it. But it'd be weird to have a -17 degree stem.
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Originally Posted by itsthewoo
Unless you flip it. But it'd be weird to have a -17 degree stem.
Not really. Since the head tube slants backwards, a -17 degree stem will be roughly parallel with the road. It's a quite popular choice among us Retro Grouches.
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Any pics of the 17 setup?
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given 73 degree head angle is 17 degrees off vertical, so a 17 degree stem is horizontal
in 'angled down' installation,

or 107 degrees

90 degree stem[zero angle] mounts up 17 degrees, and a 6 degree stem is at 23 degrees

or 11 ..

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