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Bike fit done - Excess spacers

Old 06-21-20, 03:08 AM
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Bike fit done - Excess spacers

Hey gang,

Please see below pics of my bike post bike fit (ill include pre pic for ****s n gigs).

Providing there's no major issues with the fit (will be monitoring for the next 4 weeks), i'm undecided on what to do with the excess spacers.

There's 10mm on top in 2 5mm spacer. Whilst 10mm isn't that much i guess, it sticks out like a sore thumb for me.

Do I -

1 - Leave as is for maximum resell (not really that much of a biggie for me)
2 - Trim 5mm for minimal excess with some adjustability.
3 - Trim it all so it's flush.

I'm not sure what to do...

Before people mention it -
Yes my saddle is far forward, i have short legs and femurs
Yes my saddle height seems low for the frame size, i am built like a Gorilla and have a longer torso to leg ratio.

Thanks in advance

Before






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Old 06-21-20, 03:31 AM
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I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability. No one plans on gaining weight, but it happens. Also, it is nice to adjust for winter kit.
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Old 06-21-20, 04:04 AM
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I would leave it. Gives you some adjustability. No one plans on gaining weight, but it happens. Also, it is nice to adjust for winter kit.
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Old 06-21-20, 06:16 AM
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I think itís fine, this is how I left my fit 😬
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Old 06-21-20, 06:31 AM
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I have the same thing going on. Gives me some room to adjust again later. You can always cut off a little, but you can't add a little.
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Agree
Also, agree.
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Old 06-21-20, 07:27 AM
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Looks fine.
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Old 06-21-20, 07:34 AM
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Thanks guys. Guess i'll just keep it as it is, but i'll grab 2 matching 10mm spacers to clean it up a bit.
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Old 06-21-20, 10:10 AM
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Resale is a joke.... you're lucky to get more than 40% of the original cost. So unless you plan on getting of it soon, do whatever you feel is best and don't consider resale.

I have 24,000 miles on my bike in 5 years. It has scratches and when i need the damage on the chainstay repaired I opted to not have the paint matched and just applied some generic black paint. No need to spend an extra $200 since it was behind the chainring and I certainly would point it out if I ever sold the bike.

My points is in my situation, I don't think there's much of a resale value and i'd be better off just keeping it IF I ever buy a replacement.
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Old 06-21-20, 11:12 AM
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If you think it'll look better with the fork trimmed then get it cut. Used bikes are not worth much so you should enjoy the bike for yourself today and not worry about resale. It'll be generally worthless to others in a few years anyways so enjoy it for yourself
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Personally donít think it looks bad. And as others previously stated, you never know what the future may bring where adjustments might be necessary. I would keep it as is.
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Old 06-21-20, 11:26 AM
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The resale approach may not be for best price, but for best possible pool of interested buyers. A longer stem may not fetch more $, but it may allow someone to buy the bike vs have it sit for sale longer.



As for this bike specifically, I would just keep it as is. Not enough to make it worth cutting as there is no practical upside.
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Old 06-21-20, 11:41 AM
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Another option is to move one of the 5mm spacers underneath the stem, then flip the stem. Assuming that is a 6 degree stem, the fit would be nearly identical.

It would still give you (and potential buyers) greater adjustability, and negative stems look a lot nicer.
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Old 06-21-20, 04:06 PM
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I thought this looked pretty ridiculous but I'd rather have room to tweak. Glad to see I'm not the only one with this.

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Originally Posted by CyclingFool95 View Post
I thought this looked pretty ridiculous but I'd rather have room to tweak. Glad to see I'm not the only one with this.

Down periscope!

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Originally Posted by CyclingFool95 View Post
I thought this looked pretty ridiculous but I'd rather have room to tweak. Glad to see I'm not the only one with this.
Yeah, me too! My gravel bike looks like that. I thought I'd want something more upright, but it turned out to be way too much.
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Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a little higher and cut down on the chimney. But it's not unusual to have a bit of extra steerer... I've lowered the bars another 2.5mm since, and am still looking to find my perfect position. While I'll cut the steerer at some point I don't think I'll cut it flush, although the integrated cockpit does make that very tempting aesthetically!

Nothing wrong with a little chimney! If by this time next year you still want to get rid of it, lop it off.

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The Pinarello and Cervelo with the tall periscopes? Yeah, those aren't good. With carbon steerers, the compression plug needs to be able to support the steerer where the stem is clamped. Unless you've got an uber-long compression plug, you're not doing your steerer any favors.
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The Pinarello and Cervelo with the tall periscopes? Yeah, those aren't good. With carbon steerers, the compression plug needs to be able to support the steerer where the stem is clamped. Unless you've got an uber-long compression plug, you're not doing your steerer any favors.
I have a Pro 50mm compression plug - first thing i bought - Granted my chimney isn't as long as those you mention above
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The Pinarello and Cervelo with the tall periscopes? Yeah, those aren't good. With carbon steerers, the compression plug needs to be able to support the steerer where the stem is clamped. Unless you've got an uber-long compression plug, you're not doing your steerer any favors.
i thought it looked ridiculous (Cervelo). I brought the bike in to have it set up to the dimensions from my previous bike, so he flipped the stem. During a later fit, he put all those spacer on top and didnít flip the stem back. I flipped it back and moved spacers to get it back to the same height. Iím pretty unhappy with the fit.
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Chucked a generic 10mm spacer instead of the 2x 5mm FSA spacers and i think it cleans it up over the 2x logos. Ordered 2x Deda matching carbon spacers to replace them just to get it matchy matchy

On second inspection i don't think it's as bad as i originally thought.







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I think itís fine, this is how I left my fit 😬
My C3 looks a bit like that too. It's a Cervelo thing I guess.

PS - nice R3!
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a little higher and cut down on the chimney. But it's not unusual to have a bit of extra steerer... I've lowered the bars another 2.5mm since, and am still looking to find my perfect position. While I'll cut the steerer at some point I don't think I'll cut it flush, although the integrated cockpit does make that very tempting aesthetically!

Nothing wrong with a little chimney! If by this time next year you still want to get rid of it, lop it off.

Canyons don't generally do it for me aesthetically, but this one is hot. The blues are really nice on your frame. Plus, it's obviously set up to go fast.
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Fortunately not at all a problem on Canyons. I don't know what this type of headset is called (zero stack internal?), but there's a plastic bushing and two rubber O-rings over the screw, and cutting the steerer only requires cutting that bushing to match. The cap itself is just a thin piece of plastic and I can't imagine it has any structural significance.


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When you start posting in the 65-85+ forum, you may be glad you left the spacers, assuming you have the same bike, of course. Doesn't look bad at all to me.
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