Faster but still slow
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: Trek 830 circa 1993 and a Fuji WSD Finest 1.0 2006
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Yeah, yeah yeah, I know look at the stem for min insertion. But, I am trying to buy a new stem(online) that will be much higher(hopefully) than the old stem, so I was trying to figure out how much a 180mm stem will be able to stick out.
Basically, my MTB is a little too small for me(which is funny since I am really short). So I have my seat post sky high and getting another one that is 400mm long so that I can get the proper leg extension. I have a huge seat to handlebar drop that isn't exactly comfortable(think BMC TT bike). Just trying to gauge how high I can get the new stem before I order it or if I need to come up with some other solution.
Since the bike is so old and I will just use it as a winter beater & utility bike, or a very rare actual trail ride, I have no intention to spend real money on a new MTB that fits. A new seatpost and a stem for less than $30 should do it.
Thanks for the posts!