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    Bar position plot for different stems...

    Folks,

    I put together a simple spreadsheet to show relative changes in bar position for different stem lengths, angles, and spacers. It was driving me crazy trying to visualize how a particular stem would change the bar position. I hope you find it useful.

    Ron <><

    Please see link to most recent file in following post.
    Last edited by kk1l; 05-27-11 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Removed link to outdated version,

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    It drives me nuts too and I use this :

    http://www.brightspoke.com/t/bike-stem-calculator.html

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    I like this one for visually comparing two stems: http://alex.phred.org/stemchart/
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    Nice! I did not account for the head tube angle, but plot the positions relative to each other using the head tube as a reference.
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    Great links guys! Thanks.

    Here is the improved (aka corrected!) version of the XLS.

    BarPositionCalculator.zip

    Last edited by kk1l; 05-27-11 at 01:56 PM.

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    I was using this chart, but the interactive sites shown above are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_W View Post
    I was using this chart, but the interactive sites shown above are better.
    This was my go-to chart for years until I was recently helping my step-dad figure out what stem to get and he showed me the site I referenced. So glad he shared it with me.
    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
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