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01-29-21, 10:37 AM
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Posted By mack_turtle

no. for one thing, that could throw off an...

no. for one thing, that could throw off an otherwise good balance and power you have achieved with the original saddle position. second, it does nothing for the standing pedaling position on the bike.
01-29-21, 10:12 AM
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Posted By mack_turtle

I have a friend who has set up multiple flat-bar...

I have a friend who has set up multiple flat-bar bikes that were designed with drop bars in mind. He has had his pick of 130-150mm stems that no one else wants to make this work, because anything...
01-29-21, 09:41 AM
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Posted By mack_turtle

a mountain bike with a drop bar is commonly known...

a mountain bike with a drop bar is commonly known as a "monster cross bike." it's difficult to put a drop bar on a bike that was designed for a flat bar and get a good fit, and even harder to get...
01-29-21, 07:44 AM
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Posted By mack_turtle

sorry for the confusion. no, I generally use a...

sorry for the confusion. no, I generally use a flat-bar hardtail 29er for riding when it's primarily singletrack. I also have a gravel bike that is ridden on all surfaces, including some singletrack....
01-24-21, 07:16 PM
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Posted By mack_turtle

First, $800 CAD is under $650 USD (to put it in a...

First, $800 CAD is under $650 USD (to put it in a value to which I can relate) and that's barely enough to buy anything remotely decent NEW from a reputable brand. This is a beggars/ choosers kind of...
01-24-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By mack_turtle

What's your budget? Put a number on it. are you...

What's your budget? Put a number on it.
are you willing to buy something that is 99% certain to fit you but without seeing it in person?
If not, where are you located? if you have a reasonable...
01-23-21, 06:56 PM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By mack_turtle

Yeah, I am starting to think this is a textbook...

Yeah, I am starting to think this is a textbook case of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. People who don't want to learn can't.
01-23-21, 09:21 AM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By mack_turtle

I think you are focusing on numbers in a way that...

I think you are focusing on numbers in a way that is not really helpful for you. you're over complicating things and making it hard on yourself. you need to let go of that and just find a bike that...
01-22-21, 03:33 PM
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Posted By mack_turtle

If that bike works for you, that's fine. it's NOT...

If that bike works for you, that's fine. it's NOT a REFERENCE point for how to get a mountain bike to fit and handle well for you. you're not comparing apples to apples at all here. it's just so far...
01-22-21, 03:12 PM
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Posted By mack_turtle

I just can't even.

I just can't even.
01-22-21, 02:19 PM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By mack_turtle

with a flat bar? if that works for you, that's...

with a flat bar? if that works for you, that's fine. almost every other person in the world would find that incredibly uncomfortable, which is why you're on your own for making this work. a fit that...
01-22-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By mack_turtle

590 ETT and 400 reach is about what I would...

590 ETT and 400 reach is about what I would expect for a bike that would fit you with a drop bar. if you put a flat bar on a bike with dimensions like that, you're either going to end up with a...
01-22-21, 11:14 AM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By mack_turtle

I am so confused by this thread. it's all over...

I am so confused by this thread. it's all over the place. can you tell us the following:

how tall are you?
what frame(s) are you starting with for this project?

handlebar/ saddle difference...
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