Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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I agree 40 mm seems rather restrictive for a steel or Al steerer, even a 1" one, considering Easton allows 50 mm with a 1-1/8" all-carbon steerer.
However the height you show plus an up-angled stem says, as baba noted, the frame is significantly too small for you. That much rise should never be needed.