URGENT HELP pls guys in the middle of a build and at a standill
Wow some right ones replying to this thread ??? I im not building a bike for you its for me so.. If you aint got nothing nice to say an all that !!!
Right i do seem to have a tiny bit of play in the front , is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?? What options do i have ? Another spacer ?Posted 4 years ago
is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?
very likely, yes
Another spacer ?
Ys – you are allowed to put it above the stem (to protect our outraged friends from apoplexy)
Addit: you haven’t already tightened the stem on to the steerer when tensioning the top cap, have you ?Posted 4 years agomuppetWranglerMember
Right i do seem to have a tiny bit of play in the front , is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?? What options do i have ? Another spacer ?
If the bar height is where you want it then cut the steerer approx 3mm below the height of the uppermost spacer.
If the bar height is correct but you really don’t want to cut the steerer than add a small spacer above the stem.
If you’re not sure about the bar height then add the spacer wherever you like.
Purely from a ‘that don’t look right’ perspective, you do already have too many spacers. Do you have a bad back, or bought too small a frame?Posted 4 years ago
kenz – are there so many spacers just so that the topcap fits or are you keeping it that long for good ?
If the former, put them above the stem or the bike’ll feel weird (I keep meaning to cut my steerers but never get round to itPosted 4 years ago
Hey i appreciate the genuine help guys , maybe i will just change the stem as the bike geometry doesnt feel quite right and i didnt realise that the stem change would have such an inpact ..
Yes mate you can have my maintenance course for xmas , im pretty good arnt i concidering its my first ever build thanks 😉
And also if your intersted Im pretty good with cars to heres one of mine , a little bit more diffucult than a push iron though ..
Posted 4 years ago
only you’ll know if they’re too high – don’t listen to us; we’re not riding it
but: Unless you have the seatpost way long too, you’re going to have your bars higher than the designer intended (so what ?!)
If your seatpost is really long too, oyu may have a frame that’s too small for you (in which case a ded short stem may not be helping you)
In the end though, you get to decide what’s rightPosted 4 years agonick1962Member
Im not quite sure what people are saying looks wrong though ?? Is the handlebars/stem to high ?
No just the number of spacers underneath the stem for me! Makes it look unbalanced.Some fork manufacturers recommend no more than 30mm of spacers below the stem as well ,presumably (?)because the greater leverage could cause problems.Stem length is another matter 🙂 to do with your reach.Posted 4 years ago
Just have a look at a few other bike pics to get an idea.muppetWranglerMember
Im not quite sure what people are saying looks wrong though ??
Spacers are generally used to make relatively small adjustments to the handlebar height. 30+mm of spacers is a pretty big adjustment and it look as though you’re trying to compensate for too small a frame by extending the head tube with spacers.
There are exceptions which is why I said it looks wrong rather than it is wrong, plenty of people find that a higher front end suits them but don’t want to go up a frame size as this would normally result in an increase in the top tube length causing them to be uncomfortably stretched out. Ultimately if it feels OK to you it doesn’t matter that it’s a aesthetically challenged.Posted 4 years ago
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