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Old 02-05-16, 01:50 PM
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If you're gonna have spacers you gotta do it with style...
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels
Exactly why I sold my Q-rings. I liked them, but it killed the look of the bike. And as my member title says, I'm extremely vain.
Haha, I don't mind q-rings on all black cranks. Froome should just run the rotor cranks.
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Lol...yeah...I'm going to put 30mm of spacers under my stem so I don't look like "I'm trying too hard". Cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Lol...yeah...I'm going to put 30mm of spacers under my stem so I don't look like "I'm trying too hard". Cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Here's a thought...what if the guys running slammed stems can actually run them? Maybe they don't have the flexibility of a 2x4.

I can't see the point of anybody riding a slammed stem if it gives them pain 30 mins into a ride.

Nitpicking just for the sake of nitpicking.
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I recently slammed my stem, after running a -25º stem at the top of the steerer for a few weeks (when I cut the steerer, a 90mm -6º stem went on.) The bike is now significantly more comfortable over long distances than it was before... but then again I have the arms of a sumatran orangutan. 37" sleeves on fitted shirts. I most certainly did not do it for aesthetics.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Here's a thought...what if the guys running slammed stems can actually run them? Maybe they don't have the flexibility of a 2x4.

I can't see the point of anybody riding a slammed stem if it gives them pain 30 mins into a ride.

Nitpicking just for the sake of nitpicking.
here's a thought. Try reading the first post. It clearly says that I'm only talking about esthetics.

You are entitled to your own opinion. I'm just stating mine.
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Cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd


Yeah...No.
LOL - Literally!
Good think I hadn't taken a sip of coffee before scrolling upon that.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots


Slammed
Ought to be crushed.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
LOL - Literally!
Good think I hadn't taken a sip of coffee before scrolling upon that.
There's a guy that lives in my area that has aero bars on his hybrid bike. They have to be at least 6" above his saddle height.
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots
Lol...yeah...I'm going to put 30mm of spacers under my stem so I don't look like "I'm trying too hard". Cool story bro.
Sorry you're having a hard time understanding the point. It isn't about the rider trying too hard, it's about the look of the bike. It just doesn't look right on all bikes, functional or not. We aren't talking about who can/can't or should/shouldn't run a slammed stem.

But by all means, post a few more "Cool story bro"s to help keep things moving along.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
needs more crabon!

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Afternoon project, also slammed somewhat.
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Originally Posted by Doge
Afternoon project, also slammed somewhat.
that looks good.

The ironic part of this thread is that my road bike has only a 2.5mm spacer above the headset, but it also uses a traditional CK threadless headset so it looks a little taller.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
needs more crabon!

That can't be safe.
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