09-09-04, 01:10 AM
I've got a 1968 Motobecane Grand Touring. I use it mostly in town, and have never cared for drops, so I have it set up with Raleigh-style 'North-End' bars, and thumb shifters. The steering stem is still the original, meant for drop bars. Would there be any advantage to switching to a stem with the handlebar clamp closer to the stem centerline?