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Old 10-09-08, 09:54 PM   #1
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Uber clyde needs help !

I've got a Trek 800 mountain bike 16 inch frame......since i'm an uber clyde at 400#s, I feel tight in the cockpit meaning I feel like when i ride that I'm on top of the bars. The bike has a straight handle bar, what is the best option.........longer quill stem, riser handlebars like on a hybrid, both ? I don't even know what size of quill stem i have.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:06 PM   #2
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That bike doesn't have a quill stem. Do you have bar ends? They help a lot.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:13 PM   #3
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How tall are you? If you are over 5'8" or so it probably isn't worth the effort to try and make this one fit you. The Trek 800 may use a quill stem, depending on how old it is.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:39 PM   #4
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The Trek 800 may use a quill stem, depending on how old it is.
Yeah, you're right, I just found some pics of 800's with quill stems.

Also, how about a seatpost with a rearward kick to it, that would stretch you out some.
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Old 10-10-08, 05:51 AM   #5
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+1 16 inch frame is pretty small. If you are 5-8 or more you probably need an 18 inch. But get sizing help from your local shop. The pics below are of my 18 inch Trek 950, I have a 30 inch inseam and you can see I have a lot of seat post showing.

+1 Slide the seat back, it is adjustable.

Look at Trekking bars, they are a cheap fix for flat bars and give you a lot of hand positions. Do a search on trekking bars, you can find out a lot about them. The picture below shows my Dirt Research trekking bars, I recommend the Nashbar version, which sell for about $20.




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Old 10-11-08, 04:33 AM   #6
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16 inch is a pretty small frame.

Where are you located in Tejas? If you're in the Dallas area let me know!
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Old 10-12-08, 01:34 PM   #7
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thanks friend, i'm located in san antonio, but i do find myself in dallas from time to time
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