Will a short stem ruin bike handling?
I picked up a full Durace Lemond TSX that is a 58cm from a friend for a great price. I have fallen in love with the ride quality of this bike. The problem is I am only 5'10" and fit really well on a 55cm bike with 90mm stem and the Lemond is way to big for me. Can I just put a really short stem on the Lemond or will it adversely effect the handling / ride quality? I have been looking high and low for a TSX Lemond in my size but they are always out of my price range.
Thanks for any help