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Hands up help (potentially offensive stem picture attached)(9 posts)

Hands up help (potentially offensive stem picture attached)Continental
Mar 7, 2003 1:48 PM
I have a 64 cm C-T frame, but I'm 6'4" with 38" from floor to pubic bone. This put my handlebars 10 cm below my seat, which is fine for 30 miles, then becomes a literal pain in the neck. I've put in 3 cm of spacers and a 135 mm + 40 degree stem to get handlebars 3 cm below seat. Is there a better way to get my hands up, short of a custom frame? Other than style, is there a real problem?
If it fits, ride it.Mel Erickson
Mar 7, 2003 2:31 PM
Should be no problem mechanically, unless you have a carbon steerer tube. I might be a little concerned with that. Otherwise, ride on!
stem pictureContinental
Mar 7, 2003 4:08 PM
stem picturelurpy
Mar 7, 2003 4:51 PM
I tried a stem similar to that on my commuter, but couldn't deal with what it did to steering response. Went back to long and low.
AHhhgg stem and spacer police helllllllllllp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ambishawn
Mar 7, 2003 7:53 PM
maybe the guy's got a bad back...who cares? (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 10, 2003 10:53 AM
re: Hands up help (potentially offensive stem picture attached)Bike Nut
Mar 7, 2003 5:10 PM
From Colorado Cyclist:
LOOK ErgoStem HSC
Micro-adjustable in two planes for perfect positioning, with graduated marks to record your preferred settings. Negative 12 to plus 12cm height and reach. 26.0mm clamp. Removable faceplate. 365g. LOO-LG-BU
Price $189.99
Another "advantage" of the threadless steerer....cory
Mar 7, 2003 8:48 PM
I'm almost exactly the same size, but my 64cm Atlantis uses a quill stem. Rivendell sells some Nittos that raise the bars level with the saddle, and they look cleaner to me than a stack o'spacers. You're right, though--getting the bar up there makes a huge difference in comfort.
I'm considering an Atlantis, Rambouillet or Teesdale custom nmContinental
Mar 8, 2003 8:18 AM