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Probs from a new stem(4 posts)

Probs from a new stemavatar_9001
Feb 4, 2002 2:53 PM
Should i have any probs from a new shorter stem?
The universal answer: It depends.Kerry Irons
Feb 4, 2002 4:45 PM
Was your old stem too long? Then your new one should be better. Was your old stem just right? Then your new one might cause a stiff neck and shoulders. Is your new stem (short or long) poorly designed or manufactured? Then mechanical problems are looming. You've given precisely no information with which to answer your question.
The universal answer: It depends. SorryAvatar_9001
Feb 4, 2002 7:37 PM
Sorry. I got a new stem due to my current one being too long. And I wanted to make sure it wouldn't any poor effects on my drivetrain. Sorry about about this.
And on it goesKerry Irons
Feb 5, 2002 5:38 PM
A bike's drivetrain is typically considered to be the chain, chainrings, cogs, and maybe derailleurs and hubs. It is not the least bit clear how stem length would affect the drive train. Are you really asking whether the stem length would affect handling? If the old stem really was too long, then the new stem should better position your body over the (properly sized) bike and therefore improve weight distribution and therefore improve handling. The effects will be relatively minor for only a cm. or two of stem length change.