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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:19 am 
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cant remember if it was 3t , cervelo or someone else that said you should never slam the stem, you should always have at least a 10mm spacer below the stem. think it was something to do with distorting the steerer tube near where the bearing is.


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bikedoc wrote:
cant remember if it was 3t , cervelo or someone else that said you should never slam the stem, you should always have at least a 10mm spacer below the stem. think it was something to do with distorting the steerer tube near where the bearing is.


It was trek after a couple of incidences of folks sheering their carbon steerers.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/06/ ... bes_121389


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Do you get even more street cred for running an old Takhion Super Sport or something like that where the bars are mounted to the fork?


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bikedoc wrote:
cant remember if it was 3t , cervelo or someone else that said you should never slam the stem, you should always have at least a 10mm spacer below the stem. think it was something to do with distorting the steerer tube near where the bearing is.


I think 10's the lowest I'd go personally.

This is the only 10mm conical spacer I could find:
http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=71&p=977&

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If anyone knows of any alternatives, please let me know.

Thanks.

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Edit:
Mmm...It looks like I need a little "Soul". :mrgreen:

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If you guys want to slam, but don't have the body/back for it.
Just do like Mr Landis and slam it, then reverse it.
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The world could be so UGLY :lol:

He actually won the tdf on a old mans bike, hahaha :lol:


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Speaking of backs & flexibility...

I'm no pro racer, but I have over 2 decades of working "bent over" and have been
well conditioned to being having my back bent. In fact, I find it very comfortable.
In fact, I don't like riding upright (what I believe most would consider to be more comfortable).
I just personally prefer the more aggressive position.

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Here's my slammed stem:

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Greenduck,

Is that 5mm?

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Here is mine. I used a cassette spacer as a shim between the stem and the top of the headset bearing cap. What I really like about the look is the stem angle matches (by complete fluke of course) the top tube angle 8) .

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This thread has come along at the right time as the head tube on my new Colnago is that bloody tall that even with a 'slammed' stem my handle bars are still an inch higher than on my six year old Trek Madone and it was still about 20mm off being slammed and had a shorter stem. The Colnago already has a 5mm top cap on it, so my only option now is a -17 degree stem.


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I slam my stems. Most stock geo road race bikes can fit me if I check the stack height before I buy. Depending on the brand, that usually ends up being a 54 or 56. Something with a 56cm stack will readily fit with a slammed -17 degree stem. The reach can usually be compensated for by using a ~130mm stem with an average reach bar (Except on Cervelos!).

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Rumsas wrote:
If you guys want to slam, but don't have the body/back for it.
Just do like Mr Landis and slam it, then reverse it.

He actually won the tdf on a old mans bike, hahaha :lol:


No, he didn't.


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Pozzato slams to
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Privateer wrote:
Rumsas wrote:
If you guys want to slam, but don't have the body/back for it.
Just do like Mr Landis and slam it, then reverse it.

He actually won the tdf on a old mans bike, hahaha :lol:


No, he didn't.

Yeah i know :smartass: , actually the bike Pereiro used was really slammed, The perfect geometry imo
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