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Old 12-05-21, 02:07 AM
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Lol, so I currently have the 90mm stem mounted-7, I dont want to go any shorter than 100 or 90 on a bike like this, as I find that it would only be compensating for a drop bar that is perhaps too excessive in reach for me?

I know something like my old nishiki road bike was stock 580mm top tube, 100mm stem a good 30mm less in drop reach than my current bike with the longer chainstays to compensate would fit me more comfortably.

I know that I prefer a stack of around 630-640 but up to 650 would be fine with a very long reach. Luckily I can achieve this due to the uncut steerer tube.

Next ill be installing my surly truck stop bars and gradually adapt back to the 110mm stem by eventually switching to 100mm somewhere along the way.
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