Old 06-29-19, 02:23 PM
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If having spacers above the stem cau cause failure I would be very interested to understand the mechanism. A quick online search shows many recommendations that one needs spacers above the stem.

Since it is presumably allowable to put the stem all of the way at the top of the steerer, I do not see how putting it lower, with spacers above, could be anything but equally or, more likely less, stressful.

Perhaps one or more of our mechanical engineer members will ring in.

You may be in the middle of a finger-pointing/a**-covering exercise.
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