Great deal on a used bike... but is it too big?
I've been reading the forums and have seen some similar posts but would still love to get some feedback from the community.
I've got the opportunity to pick up a used bike at a great price. I've checked sizing using an online fit calculator and it would seem that the longest TT I would want to go with is 533, and a max stem of 102. This particular bike I am looking at has a TT length of 565, and a stem length of 100. I tried sitting on the bike (unfortunately I live in Toronto and right now the road conditions are just too messy with ice and snow to test drive the bike) and it felt a little long, but only a little. I felt like I had plenty of clearance when I stood over the bike too. If I were to pick up the bike do you think I would be fine it I just swapped out the stem for a 70? That would bring me exactly to the top of my recommended range.
I'm happy to provide any other info that is needed, I just didn't want to make this post too long.
I look forward to your feedback.