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how to find a 30mm 1" steerer spacer in black?(5 posts)

how to find a 30mm 1" steerer spacer in black?redman
Jun 12, 2001 2:17 PM
I'm new to threadless, and can't stand having three stacked and ugly spacers. Looks like a legos bike.
one long spacer is ugly too...C-40
Jun 12, 2001 3:58 PM
Spacers up to 20mm are available at Excel Sports. It would be better to change your stem angle, and use no more than 20mm in spacers. I like to use no more than 5mm.

You don't mention your stem angle, but changing from an 80 to 90 degree angle will raise the bars almost 20mm, depending on the stem length. Flipping an 80 degree stem over to get 100 degrees will raise the bars about 36mm, but will also shorten the reach by about 10mm, which will require the next longer size to get the same reach.
I agreeredman
Jun 12, 2001 9:28 PM
My road bikes all have quill stems, but I recently had to get a replacement fork for my 1" Bontrager mtb, which is what the spacer is for. The mtb doesn't have the high front end that so many mtbs have now, and since I use a drop bar on the mtb I need a little extra height--30mm plus a plus 17 degree stem puts the bar exactly in the right place (still three or four inches below the saddle). I could get a plus 45 degree stem, I suppose, but I don't see those around anymore. I don't mind relying on on spacers for an mtb and steel steerer, but a single black one (on a black frame and stem) would be a lot better than a stack of silver.
re: how to find a 30mm 1" steerer spacer in black?Parker
Jun 12, 2001 5:12 PM
pretty tough to find. most places top out at 25mm.
Here's one place that has them.
Probably pricey, but its what you're looking for, maybe a bit more than what your looking for (carbon)
http://www.zipp.com/accessories_carbon_headset_spacers.html
re: thanks (nm)redman
Jun 12, 2001 9:29 PM
nm