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    Default What ya reckon, too short?

    Forgot my Metrics were 165mmish and now wondering if I should put the Rux back on..

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    That's a little over only half the stem grabbing the steerer, you could probably get away with it but I think it's a little short, as you really want the area where the top bolt is to be grabbing the steerer.

    Tighten it up and brace the wheel between your legs and see if you can easily budge the steerer with the kind of high forces you put through it during your normal rides. You ride pretty hard from what I see in the vids.
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    I wouldnt ride that! No chance.

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    does the upper stem bolt sit higher than the steerer? if so i'd ride it. If not probably give it a miss... what is the stack height of your stem?

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    Swap to low profile headset might get you closer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ideate View Post
    Forgot my Metrics were 165mmish and now wondering if I should put the Rux back on..
    And when she saw It; she said you may as well just finger me...

    That's way too short. If you were just pedalling to the shops it would still be too risky. Zero stack headset and a low stack stem should buy you a few mm extra...looks to me like you're going to want 10-15mm though.

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    It's just below the top bolt. I was always going to give it a miss as I usually like to run the steerer all the way through with a spacer on top because I've had my stem and bars depart the head tube mid air before. It wasn't a nice landing!

    I just wanted you guys to make me think it might be safe.. But to no avail! Bunch of nannas!

    Anyway I'm going to see what these are like. If they're shit I'll sell the Metrics and get some TA 140-180 Durolux.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ideate View Post
    A friend ran a similar stem from Funn many years ago. He was a big unit and it was on a demo. It held up just fine. He wasn't pushing the limits of the bike with his riding style though, but did I mention he was a big unit?

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    Yeah, too short. You'd need at least some of the steerer over that top bolt.

    I'm guessing that's a 40mm stack height? Have a look at a Funny Funnduro or a Tablet stem, they're both around the 30/32mm stack height.

    P.S. If you saw mine at Bright, I'm still alive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkkie View Post
    Yeah, too short. You'd need at least some of the steerer over that top bolt.

    I'm guessing that's a 40mm stack height? Have a look at a Funny Funnduro or a Tablet stem, they're both around the 30/32mm stack height.

    P.S. If you saw mine at Bright, I'm still alive!
    I ran a funnduro stem for about 18 months, maybe even 2 years. It held up really well.

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