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Stem Length

Marin_B17Marin_B17 Posts: 51
edited December 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I have a new set of Pike 426s which I am VERY pleased to have bought off a mate. The only thing is that when I tried to set it up on my Marin B17 2009 frame, the steerer tube length wasn't QUITE long enough for the stem to be attatched over the ENTIRE tube. The top screw going down though can reach. Is this a problem?
Thanks in advance!



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    as long as the top of the steerer tube is above the top clamping bolt you will be fine.

    for the preload bolt get a longer one.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Heya, thanks for the very quick reply! Cheers for the advice, the top bolt is attached to the tube. Have a great christmas!

    And seriously, thanks for the reply!
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