Slammed stems...

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bikedoc
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by bikedoc

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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by bricky21

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.
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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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2ndgen
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by 2ndgen

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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Rumsas
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by Rumsas

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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2ndgen
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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.

Greenduck
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by Greenduck

Here's my slammed stem:

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Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=139324

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2ndgen
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by 2ndgen

Greenduck,

Is that 5mm?

Mikmik
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by Mikmik

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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Edit; posted wrong picture :oops:
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Cheetahmk7
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by Cheetahmk7

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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by ratfink

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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by Privateer

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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Rumsas
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by Rumsas

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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