Whats wrong with using short h/bar stems?

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papacojones
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Whats wrong with using short h/bar stems?

Postby papacojones » 2 Oct 2008, 2:52pm

Why are 100mmish stems the norm.?What issues -if any - are raised by using a short ,say 40mm, stem to shorten reach for a small person.??

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Postby cranky » 2 Oct 2008, 3:12pm

You'll find lots of discussion about that in this thread

I think mostly that you can learn to accommodate any length of stem.
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Postby pigman » 2 Oct 2008, 3:13pm

nothing wrong at all. 100/110mm is the norm cos theyre mass produced and fit the average joe. Big guys fit 130/140mm as an aftermarket purchase; short guys fit 90's and under. i understand youre building the bike from new, but if you were buying a complete bike, a good shop should make the change at point of purchase.

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Postby papacojones » 2 Oct 2008, 3:41pm

Thanks for pointersShould have searched better fore I posted!

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Postby cranky » 2 Oct 2008, 3:52pm

papacojones wrote:Thanks for pointersShould have searched better fore I posted!


No worries :lol:

The search engine on here is not the best in the world.
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Postby Cunobelin » 2 Oct 2008, 5:34pm

papacojones wrote:Thanks for pointersShould have searched better fore I posted!


It would also be counter-productive and boring.

People's experiences change, new people join, and new developments occur.

For instance - in a few months you could contribute to a new thread on this subject.

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