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I would like to raise my handlebar and have come across the following markings on my stem. enter image description here Can I raise this stem only until the upper arrow disappears or does "Min Insert" refer to the line below and I can raise it 2-3cm more?

Thanks for your help.

  • I think that line is part of a logo, and not a marking for insertion. – Criggie Sep 11 '16 at 10:07
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    You can see the logo more clearly in this ebay listing. – alex Sep 11 '16 at 13:51
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The arrow is the min insertion mark.

  • How do we know? Can you explain? The arrow is quite high on the stem, giving almost no room for adjustment. – andy256 Sep 12 '16 at 1:21
  • It's right next to the words "MIN INSERT," and the line is part of the Kalloy logo, and normal stems don't really ever have any such markings above the height line. – Nathan Knutson Sep 12 '16 at 6:54
  • Thank you for for feedback. I think the line being part of a logo and the stem being typically free of markings above the min insert are really good arguments. – Matthias Kauer Sep 18 '16 at 6:33

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