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I removed the thick spacer under the stem to lower the bars on my GF. I am gonna give it a ride and see what I think. I placed the spacer on top of the stem for now. If I leave it, what do I do with the extra steerer tube? Does it need to be cut, or is it more for asthetics?

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RobG said:
I removed the thick spacer under the stem to lower the bars on my GF. I am gonna give it a ride and see what I think. I placed the spacer on top of the stem for now. If I leave it, what do I do with the extra steerer tube? Does it need to be cut, or is it more for asthetics?

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As long as you didn't add or subtract spacers, or change to different thickness spacers, you can safely rearrange the stem/spacer placement as you wish. There would be no change in total height, so you don't have to do anything to the steerer.
 

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RobG said:
I removed the thick spacer under the stem to lower the bars on my GF. I am gonna give it a ride and see what I think. I placed the spacer on top of the stem for now. If I leave it, what do I do with the extra steerer tube? Does it need to be cut, or is it more for asthetics?

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Rob,
Not sure which model bike you have, but I've also been experimenting w/ stem height lately. I have an 04 Marin Rocky Ridge hardtail and ride aggressive trail & recently started to get into dirt jumping. I find that a lower stem improves my XC/trail riding, but a higher position is ideal for DJs. Depending on the type of riding I'll be doing that day, I'll adjust accordingly. That means no cutting of the steerer tube for me.
 
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