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    2007 trek1000 stem replacement

    I bought a used 2007 56cm trek1000. My height is 5'8 and I rock a short torso/long legs combo. I should be riding a 54cm, but it was a good deal ($200, good condition). As a result, my lower back hurts and I think it's b/c I'm over-stretching/over-reaching. I've read that getting a shorter stem will minimize my problem, but I'm not sure what I should get. I have a small budget and little experience so I was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction as to what I should get. Thanks!

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    Mountain bike stems can come in smaller lengths, for less money then road stems. Try cross lake sales, I saw some there for 10$. Now you you need to know 3 things, bar size, fork stearer tube size, current stem angle and length. If you have a 100 or 110 try a shorter one. I recommend an angled one (7%) that way if you feel to low you can turn it upside down and raise your bar.
    Totaly cheap wieght weenie. Totaly cheap bike snob. But I love Italian hand made stuff. 84' Ciocc, 85' Raleigh Super Course, 96' Sakae Litage, 2000 Lemond Maillot Jaune,
    2010 Nashbar SRAM RED, 86', 87', 89' Ironmen, 96' Schwinn Super Sport, 79' Shogun 1500, and ten projects.

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